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We collect knowledge-rich blogs from evaluators and persons both within and without our community. These blogs offer writers the opportunity to narrate in less formal writing styles their personal evaluation experiences, capture evaluation findings in easy-to-understand ways while engaging the community with other relevant knowledge.

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What is Safe Monitoring and Evaluation Practice in the 21st Century?

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By: Stephen Porter, Director: Learning, Effectivenesss and Accoutability Department, Oxfam
On: Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

Monitoring and evaluation practice can do harm. It can harm:

the environment by prioritizing economic gain over species that have no voice
people who are invisible to us when we are in a position of power
by asking for information that can then be misused.

The GEF and Cleantech: Evaluating Efforts to Build an Innovation Ecosystem

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By: Baljit Wadhwa, Senior Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Friday, Jan 18, 2019

Global factors such as technological advances, lowered costs, available capital, consumer demand and climate change have been encouraging the development and deployment of clean technologies as part of low-carbon economic growth. To accelerate progress in this area, emerging market countries need to look at conditions to best support solution providers.

Recent FAO evaluation highlights the role of GEF in programmes addressing integrated natural resource management for sustainable food and agriculture systems

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By: Serdar Bayryyev, Senior Evaluation Officer, FAO Office of Evaluation (OED)
On: Monday, Jan 07, 2019

In November 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has released an evaluation of its contributions to integrated natural resource management for sustainable agriculture.

The evaluation was global in scope and examined FAO’s efforts in promoting integrated approaches for making agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable. The evaluation underscored that the Sustainable Food and Agriculture (SFA) principles, developed by FAO, have been instrumental in integrating key concepts of agricultural sustainability into FAO technical and...

CIF Evaluation & Learning: What Are We Learning About the Big Issues in Climate Finance?

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By: Joe Dickman, Senior Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Climate Investment Funds
On: Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018

The scale and urgency of the climate crisis demands rapid action to prevent a range of consequences – from increased droughts and floods to huge economic losses and more extreme natural disasters.  

All major climate funds and practitioners are struggling with a basic yet essential question: How do we best leverage scarce public resources for maximum impact?

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Rethinking resilience, adaptation and transformation in a time of change

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By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Monday, Oct 29, 2018

“How the world deals with large and serious problems is almost certainly going to shape our collective future” is the second line – and a promising start – in this edited Springer volume titled “Rethinking resilience, adaptation and transformation in a time of change”. The volume is edited by Wanglin Yan and Will Galloway, both based in Japan, and many of the contributors were in Japan during the massive disaster that struct...

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