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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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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...

You Win Some, You Lose Some – Synergies and Trade-offs of GEF Support (Part 2)

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By: Jeneen Reyes Garcia, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office
On: Monday, Mar 19, 2018

You can’t have your cake and eat it, too. At least that’s what we’ve always been told. Having finished the Evaluation of the Multiple Benefits of GEF’s Multifocal Area Portfolio, now we know it’s not that simple – and thankfully, not that bleak!

You Win Some, You Lose Some – Synergies and Trade-offs of GEF Support (Part 1)

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By: Jeneen Reyes Garcia, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office
On: Monday, Mar 12, 2018

They say multitasking is counterproductive. But what about trying to achieve multiple environmental and socioeconomic objectives in one project?

Using SNA to evaluate impact in complex systems

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By: Jeneen Reyes Garcia, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office
On: Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018

My name is Jeneen R. Garcia. I’ve been a full-time evaluator at the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (GEF IEO) for the last seven years. The GEF is the largest multilateral funder of environmental programs worldwide. Because the programs we evaluate almost all take place in complex social-ecological systems, we constantly need to seek out new methods for dealing with complexity.

One of the methods we’ve used is Social Network Analysis (SNA). In one evaluation,...

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