Independent evaluation of the GCF's Environmental and Social Safeguards and the Environmental and Social Management System (ESS2020)

  • Evaluation type Programmatic
  • Status Completed in
    February 2020

An assessment of the GCF’s environmental and social safeguards (ESS) including the Environmental and Social management system (ESMS): The IEU assesses the extent to which past and current social and environmental safeguards, the ESMS and the policy have been useful and have helped mitigate key risks for the Fund with a special focus on LDCs, African countries and SIDS.

The review determines which current safeguards can be strengthened and examines their implementation in implemented projects. It constructively assesses how environmental and social considerations may be used and mainstreamed in the best possible manner to help inform the Secretariat’s work in this space.