Independent Evaluation of the GCF's Results Management Framework (RMF2018)

  • Evaluation type Programmatic
  • Status Completed in
    October 2018

The GCF’s Results Management Framework (RMF) was implemented to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of the outputs, outcomes and impacts of the Fund’s investments and portfolio, as well as GCF’s organizational effectiveness and operational efficiency. It also aimed at including measurable, transparent, effective and efficient indicators and systems to support the Fund’s operations, including how the Fund addresses economic, social and environmental development co-benefits and gender sensitivity.

At its nineteenth meeting, the Board of the Green Climate Fund requested the IEU to carry out a review of the Fund’s RMF aimed at achieving two main objectives. First, to assess the design, implementation, and utility of the RMF. Second, to develop recommendations based on the findings to help inform subsequent adaptive management.

Evaluation Documents

  • The evaluation was commissioned by the Board in IEU Work Plan and Budget for 2018 at B.18.
  • Terms of Reference
  • The inception report prepared by the evaluation team 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 GCF’s Results Management Framework. It explains in simple terms the reasons for the evaluation, the learning objectives, timeline and methods.


*Translated from the original English version of the document.


*Translated from the original English version of the document.

  • The GCF Secretariat Management Response  presents the Secretariat management response to the recommendations of the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) Independent Review of the GCF’s results management framework. In considering the Management response in the context of the GCF’s wider strategic and policy settings, the Secretariat has also developed for the Board’s consideration a proposed implementation plan – with options – for a more holistic and coherent approach to the GCF’s results management architecture.
  • In Decision B.22/12, the GCF Board took note of the findings and recommendations presented in the final report on the Independent Evaluation of the GCF’s Results Management Framework. The Board also took note of the Secretariat’s corresponding management response and directed that the Secretariat present to the Board at its twenty-fourth meeting a report on the implementation of the IEU’s recommendations.
  • Following the GCF Evaluation Policy, Management Action Reports are submitted by the IEU to the GCF Board. They track the progress made in the adoption of recommendations made by IEU evaluations. The Management action report on the independent review of the GCF's results management framework was submitted as an annex to the IEU's Activity Report submitted at B.29 (GCF/B.29/Inf.08).