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Book Launch: Environmental Evaluation and Global Development Institutions: A Case Study of the GEF


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Evaluation is important for finding sustainable solutions for people and the planet and to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The GEF Independent Evaluation Office and the Earth-Eval community of practice organized a webinar on the book Environmental Evaluation and Global Development Institutions: A Case Study of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Our panel reflected on how to make evaluation count for international environmental action.

2021 European Evaluation Society (EES) Conference


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IEO Director Juha Uitto will participate in two panel sessions for the European Evaluation Society (EES) Conference: Evaluating in the Nexus As if Both the Nature and Humans Mattered on Wednesday, September 8 from 2:40 to 4:10 PM; and Evaluators for the good Anthropocene: How can we contribute on Thursday, September 9 from 4:00-5:00 PM.

The GEF IEO is also hosting a number of bursaries to attend the conference.

Wilton Park: Pathways towards transformational climate action


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Geeta Batra, Deputy Director and Chief Evaluation Officer of the GEF IEO, will present on the panel 'Pathways towards transformational climate action: overcoming barriers and moving forwards' on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

34th International Geographical Congress

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On Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 13:45 GMT (9:45 EDT), GEF IEO Director Juha Uitto delivered a keynote address on Geographical Approaches to Evaluating Global Environmental Programs in the Age of Sustainability for the 34th International Geographical Congress. In his address, he will use cases from the GEF IEO.

The event’s main theme "Geography: Bridging the Continents" focus on key topics such as globalization vs localization, climate change, migration and conflicts, earth and disasters, Anthropocene, and more.

IDEAS Book Launch: Transformational Evaluation for the Global Crises of Our Times


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The sixth book following and building on a successful IDEAS Global Assembly (Prague 2019), this volume brings highly interesting perspectives on trajectories towards supporting transformation aimed at solving the global crises of our times. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the enormous challenges humanity is facing. It has been facilitated by other crises as climate change, biodiversity loss, economic exploitation, and increased inequity and inequality.

Supporting accountability and learning with an open mind


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Geeta Batra is the Chief Evaluator and Deputy Director of the GEF Independent Evaluation Office, which assesses the progress and impact of Global Environment Facility interventions. In an interview, she shared life lessons from her work evaluating innovative environmental initiatives and reflected on the importance of mentorship and keeping an open mind to new information and perspectives.

Click here for the full interview

IEO Newsletter - June 2021


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Latest news and development from the GEF Independent Evaluation Office: click here to read the full issue

LDCF SCCF Council Meeting 30


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In line with the health and safety measures applied by most countries in response to COVID-19, the 30th LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting will be held virtually with an agenda that covered essential and time sensitive issues only.

The GEF Independent Evaluation Office presented the Work Program and Budget for FY2022..

GEF Council Meeting 60

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In line with the health and safety measures applied by most countries in response to COVID-19, the 60th Council Meeting of the GEF will be held online on June 14 to June 18, 2021.