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The Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) ensures GCF is accountable and effective

2022 work plan

At its thirtieth meeting in October 2021, the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved a budget of USD 6,487,012 to fund the Independent Evaluation Unit’s (IEU) activities in 2022.

There are four key elements of the IEU’s annual work plan for 2022.

Building and strengthening the IEU

In response to an increased workload over previous years, the IEU will increase the overall team strength and develop its internal capacity.


The IEU will undertake three evaluations in 2022: 

  • The Second Performance Review of the Green Climate Fund;
  • An independent evaluation of the relevance and effectiveness of GCF's investments in the African States; and
  • The learning-oriented real-time impact assessment (LORTA) programme.

Capacity building and advisory services

In 2022, the IEU will undertake a Synthesis note on Direct Access, two evidence reviews, provide capacity building services through LORTA, and explore state-of-the-art methods through several methods papers, including on machine learning and on complexity systems thinking in climate finance. 

Uptake, communication, and partnerships

The IEU’s communication and uptake workstream acts as a knowledge broker between evaluators, the GCF ecosystem and the broader climate finance landscape. It will continue to ensure that the IEU’s data and evidence-rich evaluations, capacity building and learning works are packaged and disseminated in various ways to ensure effective outreach, engagement and uptake.

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