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


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The book explores why the Global Environment Facility (GEF) invests in evaluation for accountability and learning to inform its decision making on programming priorities, and how this leads to wiser funding decisions and better program performance on the ground. No other multilateral development or environment agency places evaluation fully at the center of their decision making. The book outlines the trends in the global environment and the changing landscape of international environmental finance. It defines the role of the GEF and explains its institutional framework and the unique partnership that involves donor and recipient countries, multilateral development banks, UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and national agencies in the developing countries. Further, it provides useful pointers to other organizations wishing to enhance evidence-based decision making for improving their relevance, performance, and impact.

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