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Independent Evaluation Unit

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GCF's Independent Evaluation Unit
Trusted evidence. Informed policies. High impact.

Welcome to the Green Climate Fund's Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU).

The IEU was established by the GCF Board on 13 February 2014. The IEU plays a crucial role in leading the evaluation and learning function of the GCF.

The IEU has the following objectives:

  • Inform the Board's decision making, synthesise lessons learned and guide the GCF and its stakeholders
  • Undertake and deliver high quality and independent evaluations of the GCF's performance, activities and results
  • Inform the UNFCCC and the Paris agreement


At its nineteenth meeting, the GCF Board requested the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) to develop the GCF’s Evaluation Policy.

A summary version of the Approach Paper that lays out the rationale, methods and timeline for developing this Policy is available here. This version has benefited from comments by a range of GCF’s stakeholders, including Board members, staff, representatives from Accredited Entities, National Designated Authorities, Civil Society Organizations, the Policy Reference group and others.

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Head of Unit

Jyotsna Puri (Jo), Head

Dr Jo Puri is the Head of GCF's Independent Evaluation Unit. She has more than 23 years of experience in evaluation research and in agriculture, environment, health and infrastructure related poverty alleviation policies. She is a well-recognised leader in using qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluation. Jo has published extensively on climate change policies and programs, and on sustainable development. She has been on several boards and has worked in several international organisations such as the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank and was previously a research scientist at Columbia University.

Meet the rest of our team