Jeneen Reyes Garcia

Evaluation Officer
Jeneen Reyes Garcia

Jeneen R. Garcia first joined the GEF IEO in September 2010 as an extended-term consultant, and became Evaluation Officer in 2013. She has both coauthored and led evaluations assessing the impacts of GEF support through its various focal areas, as well as the GEF partnership itself.

Through these evaluations, she has helped develop conceptual frameworks for assessing impact in complex adaptive systems, among which is the now-mainstreamed GEF Theory of Change Framework. Since joining the GEF IEO, she has also dedicated herself to piloting innovative methodologies that bridge qualitative and quantitative approaches, and that integrate the disciplines of natural sciences, social sciences, and communications with the field of evaluation.

Her previous work in her native Philippines was in the fields of multistakeholder watershed governance with a bilateral government project, and community-based natural resource management at an environmental law NGO. Jeneen’s work at both organizations primarily involved research, education, knowledge management, advocacy, and communications across various media. She also has extensive experience as a former freelance writer, editor, and photographer for different publications.

Jeneen obtained a Joint European MSc in Water and Coastal Management in four European countries through an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. Her academic research focused on the scaling-up of management of social-ecological systems, using community-based marine protected areas in the Philippines as case study. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and conducted a Master’s research in Marine Biology on factors influencing coral recruitment patterns in the Sulu Sea marine corridor. She also has certificates in evaluation from the International Program on Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) at Carleton University, and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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