Independent Evaluation Office, Global Environment Facility
The Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established by the GEF Council in July 2003. The Office is independent from GEF policy making and its delivery and management of assistance.
The Office undertakes independent evaluations that involve a set of projects and programs implemented by more than one GEF Agency. These evaluations are typically at the strategic level, on focal areas, or on cross-cutting themes. We also undertake institutional evaluations, such as assessing the GEF resource allocation mechanism or GEF governance.
Within the GEF, the Office facilitates cooperation on evaluation issues with professional evaluation networks; this includes adopting evaluation guidelines and processes consistent with international good practices. We also collaborate with the broader global environmental community to ensure that we stay on the cutting edge of emerging and innovative methodologies.
The Office supports knowledge sharing and disseminates lessons from evaluations through its website, publications, stakeholder meetings and conferences, communities of practice, web platforms such as Earth-Eval, and social media.
To date, the Office has produced over 100 evaluation reports; explore these on our website: https://www.gefieo.org/evaluations/search.