- SPR Country Case Studies Synthesis Report
- RPSP Brief
- RPSP Executive Summary
- RPSP Final Report
- Investment Framework Evaluation Approach Brief
- Energy Evaluation Approach Brief
- LORTA Portfolio Brief
- Evidence Review: Water Protocol
- B.37 Activities Report
SPR Country Case Studies Synthesis Report
In 2023, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) studied GCF activities in 12 developing countries as part of the Second Performance Review (SPR) of the GCF, which focused on the first replenishment period covering 2020–2023. These case studies explore countries’efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions and promote climate-resilient development in partnership with the GCF. This report summarizes key insights from those case studies, using data collected from March to August 2022.
RPSP Final Report
The independent evaluation of the GCF's Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme undertaken in 2023 by the IEU assesses RPSP supports to GCF-eligible recipient countries delivered under the Readiness programme strategy 2019–2021 and the GCF Updated Strategic Plan 2020–2023. It examines progress since the IEU’s 2018 RPSP evaluation and looks at the Programme’s relevance, coherence and complementarity, effectiveness, as well as its results measurement and oversight mechanisms while feeding lessons into the preparation of new readiness operations.
RPSP Executive Summary
This executive summary provides an overview of the independent evaluation of the GCF's Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme.
Investment Framework Evaluation Approach Brief
This introductory brief provides a summary of the IEU’s independent evaluation of the GCF’s investment framework, including the context, purpose and objectives, scope, methods and timeline. The evaluation will look at the overarching questions of how effective and fit-for-purpose the GCF’s investment framework, accompanying tools, criteria, and guidelines are in fulfilling the Fund’s strategic goals and mandate.
Energy Evaluation Approach Brief
This introductory brief provides a summary of the IEU’s evaluation of the GCF’s approach to the energy sector, including the context, purpose and objectives, scope, methods and country case studies. The evaluation of the energy sector will cover a wide geographic area of operations of the GCF with themes covering the relevance, efficiency, suitability, effectiveness, and innovativeness of GCF’s portfolio in the energy sector in achieving climate goals alongside the lessons learned from the investments.
LORTA Portfolio Update
This 2-page brief provides a quick overview of the Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) programme portfolio as of June 2023 and captures several learnings that have emerged since the LORTA programme began implementation in 2018. LORTA aims to strengthen the capacity of GCF accredited entities, implementing partners and project staff in assessing the impact of their intervention.
Learning and Synthesis
Evidence Review: Water Protocol
The primary objective of this systematic review is to identify, assess, and synthesize evidence on the effectiveness of coastal and terrestrial water-sector interventions in achieving desired outcomes at various scales in developing countries. This protocol presents the overall approach for the systematic review with a particular focus on data collection and analysis.
Operations and Activities
IEU B.37 Activities Report
This document provides a report of the key activities of the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) for the period of 1 May to 31 August 2023. It reports on the IEU’s outputs and achievements in line with its Board-approved work plan for 2023.