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FAO adopts new corporate Strategy following Climate Change evaluation recommendations

By: Serdar Bayryyev, Senior Evaluation Officer, FAO Office of Evaluation (OED)
On: Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

Blog by Serdar Bayryyev (Senior Evaluation Officer) and Eoghan Molloy (Evaluation Specialist), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 

Evaluating the Role of the Private Sector in a Changing Climate

By: Baljit Wadhwa, Senior Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017

In the run-up towards the GEF’s seventh replenishment period (GEF-7 starting in 2018), the Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF undertook an evaluation focused on the GEF’s private sector engagement. The study analyzes the environmental finance landscape, assesses the GEF’s private sector engagement activities, and provides recommendations for roles, instruments and tangible measures that the GEF could incorporate to strengthen its collaboration with the private sector. The evaluation is based on extensive desk research, a survey among 60 GEF stakeholders, and in-depth interviews.

Is The Paris Agreement on Shaky Legs? How to Ensure Successful Implementation

By: Jonas Schoenefeld, Researcher & PhD candidate, Tu Darmstadt and University of East Anglia
On: Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

Authors: Jonas Schoenefeld and Andy Jordan

What is needed to make the Paris Agreement a success? This blog post focuses on one of the most central but underappreciated elements – the periodic reviews of progress. States must of course make ambitious and credible contributions in the first place.  But if there is no system to ensure that they are monitored and evaluated, the agreement will have very shaky legs.

Program evaluations of the LDCF and the SCCF

By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Wednesday, Sep 06, 2017

For those of you who haven’t heard of the LDCF and SCCF before; the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) is a climate fund, established during the UNFCCC COP meeting in Marrakech in 2001, that focuses on - among other things - providing support to least developed countries’ (LDCs’) climate change adaptation efforts. The Special Climate Change Fund was established at the same time, and has a broader mandate.

Evaluation of gender mainstreaming in the GEF - Part 2

By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Monday, Aug 21, 2017
The previous blog post was the first one of two posts discussing the recent evaluation of gender mainstreaming in the Global Environment Facility (GEF), conducted over the past year by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). The objective of the evaluation was to follow up on an earlier study, the OPS5 sub-study on gender mainstreaming, and to assess the progress towards achieving gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment since October 2013 – the data deadline of the previous Overall Performance Study (OPS) of the GEF.

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