Book Launch: Environmental Evaluation and Global Development Institutions: A Case Study of the GEF


27 October, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT (1pm - 2:30 pm UTC/GMT)

The book explores why the Global Environment Facility (GEF) invests in evaluation for accountability and learning to inform its decision making on programming priorities, and how this leads to wiser funding decisions and better program performance on the ground. No other multilateral development or environment agency places evaluation fully at the center of their decision making. The book outlines the trends in the global environment and the changing landscape of international environmental finance. It defines the role of the GEF and explains its institutional framework and the unique partnership that involves donor and recipient countries, multilateral development banks, UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and national agencies in the developing countries. Further, it provides useful pointers to other organizations wishing to enhance evidence-based decision making for improving their relevance, performance, and impact.
This book is available online as an open-source publication.

Moderator: Juha Uitto (Director, Independent Evaluation Office, GEF)

Panel members:

  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez (CEO and Chairperson, GEF)
  • Geeta Batra (Chief Evaluation Officer and Deputy Director, Independent Evaluation Office, GEF)
  • Gabriela Blatter (Principal Policy Advisor International Environment Finance, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment)
  •  Osvaldo Feinstein, Professor, Master in the Evaluation of Programs and Public Policies, Complutense University of Madrid.

Full details available on the GEF website.

Event Details

Lead Organization

  • GEF


  • Other


  • Global / Global

Start Date

  • 27 Oct 2021

End Date

  • 27 Oct 2021

Contact Person

  • Kseniya Temnenko