Institutional

Institutional
Institutional Evaluations seek to determine the long-term effects of GEF support, how these were achieved and what can be done to strengthen them. Such evaluation work is part of the overall exploration of the results achieved by the GEF and has a strong focus on learning lessons from experience. Impact evaluations undertaken yearly are synthesized into the Annual Impact Report (AIR) and are presented to the GEF Council.

Experience of Executing Agencies under Expanded Opportunities in the GEF

In 1999, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council approved expanded opportunities to undertake GEF projects for seven Executing Agencies (ExAs): the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the Un

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Joint Evaluation of the GEF Activity Cycle and Modalities

In June 2005, the GEF Council welcomed the proposed evaluation to assess the efficiency of the GEF activity cycle and modalities, and underscored that efforts to improve the cycle had so far not succeeded: "the project cycle elapsed times are still too long." The evaluation was approved as a spec

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Evaluation of Incremental Cost Assessment 2007

Incremental cost is the fundamental operational principle of the GEF. The GEF funds the increment, or additional costs associated with transforming a project with national/local benefits into one with global environmental benefits.

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GEF Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Policy 2006

The GEF Council approved the revised M&E Policy in November 2006.

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UNEP-GEF Toolkit Evaluation FGW

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Progressing Toward Environmental Results (OPS3)

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Contributions to Global and Regional Agreements

This paper is a background document to the International Waters Program Study of 2002. It presents a review of GEF actions that have contributed to the development and implementation of water-related global and regional environmental agreements.

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Medium-Sized Projects Evaluation (MSP) 2002

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The First Decade of the GEF (OPS2)

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Multicounty Project Arrangements

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