Blogs

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.

Formative review of the integrated approach pilot (IAP) programs - Part 1

By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Thursday, Dec 07, 2017

As part of the GEF-6 replenishment phase, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) introduced three integrated approach pilot (IAP) programs. These programs aim to address global environmental issues more holistically and help recipient countries generate global environmental benefits that correspond to more than one Convention or GEF focal area. The specific drivers of environmental degradation tackled by each program are the following:

Lessons from FAO forestry evaluations: what is being learned and to what extent is this reflected in decision making?

By: Eoghan Molloy, Associate Evaluation Officer, FAO Office of Evaluation (OED)
On: Monday, Nov 13, 2017

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

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...

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