Anna Viggh, a Swedish national, is a Senior Evaluation Officer in the Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF and leads evaluative work on various thematic and cross-cutting topics including gender mainstreaming and adaptation to climate change. Anna manages the Office’s work for the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). From 2011 – 2015, she was the team leader for Thematic Evaluations which included evaluations on gender, focal area strategies, and enabling activities. She has also lead country-level evaluations in Syria, Moldova, Nicaragua and El Salvador, and has worked on evaluations of GEF’s catalytic role and capacity development. Anna has more than 25 years of development and environment experience with the GEF, UNDP, the World Bank and several NGOs.
Prior to joining the GEF, Anna has held different positions at UNDP. For the UNDP/GEF Regional Office for Latin America in Mexico she designed an innovative monitoring tool for oversight of projects in the region. In New York at UNDP headquarters, she developed resource management and planning policies playing an integral role in the landmark legislation on a results-based resource allocation system. Anna was also stationed in the Sierra Leone Country Office managing the development and implementation of the UNDP Country Program. Earlier in her career, she was a member of the core World Development Report teams of the 1990 report on Poverty and the 1989 report on Financial Systems and Development.
Anna holds a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University.
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