GEF Support to Innovation: Findings and Lessons


From the outset, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was expected to be innovative in multiple ways: in its governance, in its strategy, and in its selection of projects, to include demonstration of new technologies, new business and financial models, policies new to a country or region, and institutional reforms. The objective of this evaluation is to assess the GEF’s efforts and progress in supporting innovation since its inception, the results of innovative interventions, and the factors that have influenced innovation in the GEF, and to identify lessons for GEF-8.

Report Details


  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Report Type

  • Strategic/Policy


Completed Date

  • Jun 2021

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  • 264

Joint Evaluation

  • No

Pooled Funding Evaluation

  • N/A


  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land