Impact evaluations


The multi-year Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) programme uses impact evaluation techniques —a specific type of evaluation based on causal inference—to help GCF projects understand which activities are working, which are most efficient, and which approaches to scale up.

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Impact stories

Is the GCF targeting the right beneficiaries?

30 Jun 2023 / As mandated by the Paris Agreement, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) supports developing countries realize pathways towards low-emissions and climate-resilient development. These pathways are described in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which each Party to the Agreement updates every five years. To support this process, the GCF allocates half of its adaptation programming to particularly vulnerable countries: the small island developing States (SIDS), the least developed countries (LDCs) and African States.

Co-creating an evaluation design: Insights from the field

15 Mar 2019 / Early in 2017, the IEU kick-started its LORTA Programme with a workshop in Bangkok where entities and agencies implementing 15 GCF-approved projects were invited to learn about impact evaluation and constructing evaluation designs. In September, I had the privilege of travelling to Malawi and participating in the scoping mission for one of those projects ­-- Project FP002: Scaling up Modernized Climate Information and Early Warning Systems to Save Lives and Protect Agriculture in Malawi (M-CLIMES).