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Not all MSMEs are created equal – lessons from a recent evaluation

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By: Jeneen Reyes Garcia, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office
On: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

By Jeneen R. Garcia, Evaluation Officer, Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office

UNDP Ecuador

Photo on the left, credit: PNGQ, UNDP

When it comes to making the private sector more environmentally sustainable, we don’t usually think of the millions of small businesses—better known as micro, small and...

A gold mine of information: lessons from early GEF efforts to reduce mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

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By: Gabriel Sidman, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office
On: Monday, Mar 21, 2022

By Gabriel Sidman, Evaluation Officer, Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office

Gold panner in Burkina Faso

Photo credit: Gold panner in Burkina Faso, where the GEF has a long history of working in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. Ⓒ Artisanal Gold

Incorporating environmental considerations into UNEG Member Agency Evaluations

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By: David Todd, Director, ideds
On: Tuesday, Mar 08, 2022

My recent work as consultant to the UNEG Working Group on Integrating Environmental and Social Impact into Evaluations (ESI) has shown that UNEG member evaluation offices face challenges in adequately evaluating interventions that are not primarily focused on the environment, but which are likely to have effects on it. I have pulled together below nine specific areas where guidance from ESI would be particularly useful.

Potential areas for coverage by ESI guidance

  1. Addressing all dimensions of agency...

There is No One Solution to Climate Safe Future

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By: Juha I. Uitto, Director, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021

COP26 is about to start in Scotland and thousands of government and civil society representatives, international organization and private sector types, scientists, journalists, and hangers-on are descending upon the city of Glasgow while the pandemic is still ongoing. In fact, the accommodations in town and its surroundings are already so overbooked that many participants have to stay in Edinburgh, some 40 minutes’ train ride away.

Evaluation of COVID-19 Impacts: Insights for near real-time monitoring

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By: Madeleine McKinnon, Consultant, GEF IEO
On: Monday, Jul 19, 2021

Blog co-author: Neeraj Negi, Senior Evaluator Officer, GEF IEO