Final report on the independent evaluation of the GCF's Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (RPSP2019)
This report presents the findings of the Independent Evaluation of the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (RPSP) of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
The RPSP was launched in 2014, less than one year after the GCF officially opened its permanent headquarters in Songdo, Republic of Korea in December 2013. It is a strategic priority of the GCF Board, as stated in decision B.05/14 and again in decision B.08/11. With its decision B.17/07, the Board invited the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) to undertake an independent evaluation of the RPSP and approved the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the evaluation as per decision B.19/43.
The evaluation has the following objectives:
- Assess the effectiveness of the RPSP and the extent to which RPSP processes are fulfilling the intended objectives of the RPSP – as contained in decision B.08/11 paragraph (i) – as well as the objectives of country ownership2 ; and
- Review approaches in the implementation of the RPSP with a view to making recommendations for improved alignment with the objectives of the RPSP; and recommend gains in effectiveness, efficiency, country ownership and the likelihood of sustained impact.