Webinar on the Impact of GEF Support in the South China Sea and Adjacent Waters
Webinar on the Impact of GEF Support in the South China Sea and Adjacent Waters: Applying Complexity Theory in a Large-Scale Evaluation
On March 20, 2013, as part of a knowledge sharing series on the GEF Evaluation Office's Fifth Overall Performance Study, Aaron Zazueta, Chief Evaluation Officer, presented findings of the recently completed Impact Evaluation of GEF Support to International Waters in the South China Sea and Adjacent Areas, and demonstrated how complexity theory had been used to define the evaluative questions, as well as to enhance the range of methodological options. The webinar focused on findings related to the role of GEF in the region, the environmental impact of GEF-supported interventions, and the broader adoption of these interventions that is critical to achieving global environmental benefits. Concrete examples were provided on how these findings had been derived from evidence triangulated through a mix of conventional research methods and complex systems analysis tools.
Photo: Thailand mangrove planting/ PEMSEA