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Navigating the Cofinancing Puzzle: GEF’s Strategies, Successes, and Challenges

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF) plays a crucial role in leveraging cofinancing to enhance project impact, sustainability, and partnerships. Since its inception, GEF has disbursed $24 billion in grants and secured an impressive $138 billion in cofinancing commitments, highlighting its commitment to maximizing resources for…

Empowering Communities: Evaluating Community Based Approaches in the GEF

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"Community-based doesn't inherently mean community-led." This insight emerged as a recurring theme during our interviews with stakeholders in the GEF Partnership while evaluating community-based approaches. During early interviews, we encountered a significant challenge: the term 'community-based approaches' was interpreted differently by various individuals. To address this issue and determine the extent to which GEF projects genuinely empowered communities, we dug deeper.

Our first step was to define 'community-based approaches.' We chose a comprehensive definition to…

Happy Earth Day!!!

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Earth Day serves all of us as an annual reminder of the critical need for action to protect and preserve our environment. And you are here because you clearly care about the future! And you are here because you clearly believe that evaluation has a role to play. Yes, as evaluators, we have the privilege and the duty to assess the effectiveness of various environmental initiatives, to review progress against the various goals that countries and organizations commit to, and to provide insights that can drive meaningful change.

Enhancing Impact Through Learning: Lessons from the Global Environment Facility's Evaluation of Setbacks

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co-author Michael Woolcock

Acknowledgements: This blog is based on the evaluation “Learning from Challenges in GEF Projects”. The evaluation was prepared by a GEF IEO team led by Kseniya Temnenko (Evaluation Officer, GEF IEO), under the guidance of Geeta Batra (Director, GEF IEO). The core evaluation team members were José Miguel López Beltrán (Evaluation Analyst, GEF IEO…

Evaluating Projects and Programs in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Violent Contexts

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Blog Autors

  • Ella Stack, Research Associate, Environmental Law Institute
  • Amanda Woomer, Senior Consultant on Nature & Environment, Oxford Policy Management
  • Carl Bruch, Senior Attorney; Director, International Programs