Although the African continent is not the major contributor to global carbon emissions, climate change is advancing more rapidly in Africa than in many other places around the world. The particularly vulnerable position of the African States is recognized in the GCF’s Governing Instrument, along with the SIDS and the LDCs. This evaluation is part of a larger effort by the IEU to examine the relevance and effectiveness of the GCF’s strategy and investments in this set of vulnerable countries.
This independent evaluation will assess whether the GCF’s approach and investments in the African States have been effective in promoting a paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways. The final evaluation report was submitted to the Board in February 2023.
The evaluation was commissioned by the Board in IEU Work Plan and Budget for 2022 at B.30.
The approach paper prepared by the evaluation team during the inception stage describes the approach, methods, and workplan for the evaluation.
- The evaluation team further developed an approach brief to provide a pre-implementation summary of the independent evaluation of the relevance and effectiveness of the GCF’s Investment in the African States. It describes the evaluation’s context, purpose, scope, output, timing, country visits and methods.
- The GCF Secretariat Management response presents the response to the Independent evaluation of the relevance and effectiveness of the GCF's investments in the African States undertaken by the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU).
- In Decision B.36/06, the GCF Board took note of the findings and recommendations in the Independent evaluation of the relevance and effectiveness of the GCF’s investments in the African States undertaken by the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU). It further requested the IEU to present a management action report to the Board no later than one year following the adoption of this decision.