News & Events related to the GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO)
News & Events
The Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF is a sponsor of the 2021 Canadian Evaluation Society conference scheduled from May 9 – 14 with workshops starting April 30. The conference theme is centered on Evaluation Utilization: Achieving Our Potential. The IEO is sponsoring 10 participants to the conference from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. A virtual booth where users can ask questions to the office will also be available to participants of the conference.
The GEF-8 replenishment meeting began with a presentation by the IEO, which was well received with particular interest in integration, innovation, and private sector engagement. A report on key findings from completed and ongoing IEO evaluations was prepared to inform negotiations.
The full OPS7 report The Role and Contribution of the GEF in Supporting a Global Green Future will be made available for the second replenishment meeting in September 2021.
The findings of the recently completed Evaluation of GEF Interventions in ASGM were presented to an event on planetGOLD in Review: Making a World of Difference in Small-scale Gold Mining. The event aimed to inform and raise awareness among governments, civil society and private sector partners from the gold supply chain (refiners, jewelers, electronics) regarding accomplishments of planetGOLD since its launch in 2019, and plans for its expansion.
Contributing to the good Anthropocene involves changing our relation to natural and human systems to foster ecological balances that would preserve life and biodiversity but also to create inclusive, equitable and resilient communities. How can evaluators contribute to this agenda? What approaches and frameworks can support evaluators in changing practices? What are promising approaches for the good Anthropocene? This event will be organized around short presentations including a period for live discussions and questions.
The pandemic of 2020 has brought on an unprecedented health and economic crisis. This crisis is also an environmental crisis. Its roots are in how we exploit and abuse the natural world and it demonstrates how intricately human health is linked with ecosystem health. At the same time, anthropogenic climate change is rapidly and irreversibly pushing us towards rising temperatures and sea levels, contributing to massive loss of biodiversity as well as steep escalation of poverty and inequality.
Statement from the IEO Director
- On March 23, 2020
COVID-19 - Statement from the IEO Director
by Juha Uitto, Director
Reports and Documents of Interest
Webinar on Unintended Consequences and Trade-offs: Evaluating in the Nexus of Environment, Climate and Development
UNICEF and EVALSDGs, in partnership with GEF, Green Climate Fund, IEO, and Earth-Eval organized a webinar on Unintended Consequences and Trade-offs: Evaluating in the Nexus of Environment, Climate and Development.
The GEF IEO will facilitate a course on Evaluating at the Nexus of Development and Environment: Challenges and Opporunities for the Shanghai International Program Development Evaluation Training (SHIPDET). SHIPDET is hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Independent Evaluation and the Asia-Pacific Fianance and Development Institute (AFDI).