Independent Evaluation of the GCF's Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (RPSP2018)

  • Evaluation type Programmatic
  • Status Completed in
    October 2018

The Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (RPSP) was launched in 2014. The basis of the RPSP is defined in the Governing Instrument of the Green Climate Fund (GCF): "the Fund will provide resources for readiness and preparatory activities and technical assistance such as the preparation or strengthening of low-emission development strategies ... and for in-country institutional strengthening."

This also includes the strengthening of capacities for country coordination and to meet fiduciary and environmental and social safeguards, in order to enable countries to directly access the Fund. At its seventeenth meeting, the GCF Board requested the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) to independently evaluate the RPSP.


Evaluation Documents

  • The evaluation was commissioned by the Board in IEU Work Plan and Budget for 2018  at B.19. 
  • Terms of Reference
  • The evaluation team further developed an approach brief to provide a pre-implementation summary of the Independent Evaluation of the GCF’s RPSP. It explains the reasons for the evaluation, methods and the likely outcomes. 
  • The inception report prepared by the evaluation team outlines the methodology and work plan of the evaluation.


*Translated from the original English version of the document.


  • The GCF Secretariat Management response presents the Secretariat management’s response to the report of the independent evaluation of the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme.
  • In Decision B.22/10, the Board took notes of the findings and recommendations presented in the final report of the evaluation and recommended that the Secretariat report on the implementation of these recommendations in subsequent RPSP reports.
  • 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 evaluation of the GCF's readiness and preparatory support programme was submitted as an annex to the IEU's Activity Report submitted at B.30 (GCF/B.30/Inf.04).