IEU at Climate Investment Funds Evaluation and Learning Workshop

Washington, D.C.
16 - 18 October 2023

  • Event type External event
  • Participation
    By invitation only
  • Date 16 - 18 October 2023
  • Location Washington, D.C.

The IEU will take part in the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Evaluation and Learning Workshop taking place in person from 16 - 18 October in Washington, D.C., United States.

This workshop aims to explore and advance the transformational impact of climate action supported by evaluation and learning. Through its sessions participants will explore the opportunities to build new knowledge, apply learning, and work as a community of practice across key learning themes: transformational change, just transitions, development impacts, gender, and social inclusion.

Ignite Session

Date & Time: Monday 16 October | 4:00pm - 5:30 pm (Washington, D.C.)
Format: In person

This space will rapidly showcase engaging examples highlighting “transformational change in action”—ways in which participants are embedding and witnessing transformational change in activities, projects, and programs—in areas including transformational evaluations, transformational climate finance, and communities of practice for transformational change. Brief, visual presentations will be shared from practitioners working on transformational change from diverse institutions including the CIF, Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund, African Development Bank, B Lab Africa, and the Rwanda National Fund for Environment and Climate Change.

Panelists include: Martin Prowse, GCF-IEU

Parallel Thematic Workshops: Evaluation for transformational change 

Date & Time: Tuesday 17 October | 2:00pm - 3:30 pm (Washington, D.C.)
Format: In person

This interactive session will explore opportunities to advance approaches and practice related to transformational change and evaluation. The session will explore recent thinking and insights related to concepts, criteria, and frameworks (including the OECD DAC criteria) for integrating transformational change thinking into evaluative practice. The session will draw on experiences from institutions such as the Green Climate Fund, the CIF, the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), the South African Government Just Energy Transition Partnership (JET-P). The session will also provide an interactive opportunity for participants to inform and shape the TCLP’s development of guidance notes to support transformational change through evaluation throughout the program and project lifecycle.

Panelists include: Archi Rastogi, GCF-IEU; Stephen Porter, WB-IEG; Ian Goldman, Consultant to Government of South Africa; Jessica Kyle, ICF International