News & Events related to the GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO)
News & Events
The 2018 Asian Evaluation Week, hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Independent Evaluation, was held from September 10-14 in Chengu, People's Republic of China.The theme of the 2018 AEW is "Making Evaluation Work at the Country Level" which recognizes that evaluation is increasingly regarded by countries as critical for public policy both from accountability and learning perspectives.
The 54th GEF Council Meeting was held from Sunday, June 24 to Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The GEF Independent Evaluation Office presented the Semi-Annual Evaluation Report (SAER) which includes ongoing work and information on three recently completed reports such as: Ecological Forecasting Using Geospatial Analysis: Example from Kenya; Annual Performance Report 2017; and Management Action Record 2017. In addition, the 24th LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting was held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
The GEF Independent Evaluation Office participated in the 2018 Adaptation Futures Conference in the following sessions:
Transnational City-to-City Learning to accelerate urban adaptation | S188 | Monday, June 18
Juha Uitto, Director of the GEF Independent Evaluation Office, was a keynote plenary speaker for the 2018 Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Conference. Uitto also participated in a panel discussion named "How do I do Sustainability-Ready Evaluation?" on May 27, 2017. The annual conference had a theme of co-creation which encourages engaing people to create mutually valued outcomes together, collaborating towards a common goal.
The Results Measurement and Evidence Stream (RMES) held its annual meeting at World Bank HQ. The event theme was Results at the center: Rethinking how we manage for results. The objectives were to motivate WBG management and operation staff to focus on reuslts at the onset and throughout WBG operations, not only at the end; raise awareness of ongoing initiatives related to results management across WBG; and enhance WBG staff's knowledge and technical skills in results management.
The GEF Independent Evaluation Office articipated in two sessions at the 2018 UNEG Evaluation Practice Exchange (EPE):
1. ICT for data collection and analysis in evaluations. Session 3.4. Tuesday, May 8 at 2:00 pm.
Lead convener: Katinka Koke (UNITAR)
Collaborators: Shravanti Reddy (UNWOMEN), Juha Uitto (GEF), Carlo Carugi (GEF), Hansdeep Khaira (IFAD), Brook Boyer (UNITAR), Olivier Vandamme (UNITAR), Michael Craft (OIOS), Luisa Belli (FAO).
The GEF replenishment meetings provide an opportunity for Contributing Participants to review GEF performance and evaluate progress, assess future funding needs, and agree on a financing framework. On April 25, 2018 during the fourth replenishment meeting, close to 30 countries have jointly pledged US$4.1 billion to the GEF to better protect the future of the planet and human well-being (press release).
Juha I. Uitto, Director of the GEF Independent Evaluation Office, participated in the panel session on Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in the 2018 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting held between April 10-14. Uitto discussed Climate Change and Environmental Hazards: Evaluation Strategies and Programs for Impact and Effectiveness. This session was held irom 8:00 - 9:40 am on Friday, April 13.
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The 2nd Global Adaptation Network Forum focused on some of the most pressing challenges for climate change adaptation and provided an opportunity for decision makers, policy experts and practitioners to share knowledge and experience on how to address these challenges.The Forum was organized jointly by UN Environment's Global Adaptation Network and Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.
Environmental projects benefit from the geospatial information, with both targeting and impact evaluation activities able to take advantage of a wide variety of global datasets that examine land cover change, vegetative density, and biodiversity.