Value for Money (VfM) 2016 - Analysis for GEF Land Degradation Projects

This analysis brings together economists, computer scientists and geographers with expertise in remote sensing and impact evaluation to apply a value for money (VFM) assessment to the case of GEF Land Degradation (LD) projects. Leveraging methodological approaches to causal identification that have not previously been applied to the study of Land Degradation, this report explicitly quantifies

  1. the causally-identified impact attributable to GEF LD project locations using three indicators (capturing vegetation productivity, forest fragmentation, and forest cover change), and
  2. the VFM resultant from these impacts of GEF LD projects in terms of carbon sequestration.

Evaluation Learnings

A Value for Money Analysis of GEF Interventions in Land Degradation and Biodiversity

VfM 2016 Land Degradation Brief
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Evaluation Learnings:
English1.14 MB

Supporting Documents


  • VfM 2016 Land Degradation Presentation ( ): English1.98 MB
  • Analysis ( ): English521.04 KB
  • Geospatial Impact Evaluation and Valuation ( ): English2.95 MB

Evaluation Reports

The GEF in the Changing Environmental Finance Landscape (OPS6)

Status: Published | Last updated on:
Evaluation Report:
English4.54 MB
Evaluation Summary:
English4.34 MB, French4.34 MB, Spanish4.33 MB

Council Documents

GEF Council Meeting 51

  • GEF/ME/C.51/Inf.02: Value for Money Analysis for Land Degradation Projects of GEF ( )
    Council Document:
    English2.77 MB