IEU at gLOCAL Evaluation Week 2023: The Future of M&E: Culture, Context, and Collaboration

2 June 2023

  • Event type External event
  • Participation
    Open to the public
  • Date 2 June 2023
  • Location Online

Lessons from Impact Evaluations of Climate Change Interventions

During gLOCAL Evaluation Week 2023 the IEU's LORTA Programme will organize the session " Lessons from Impact Evaluations of Climate Change Interventions."

Event Information

Date: Friday 2 June 2023
Time: 4:00 pm KST (UTC +9) | 9:00am CEST (UTC +2) | 10:00am EAT (UTC +3)  
Format: online 


Event Summary 

On 2 June, the IEU's Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) programme hosted “Lessons from Impact Evaluations of Climate Change Interventions” as part of #gLOCAL2023.  

  The webinar introduced audience members to LORTA and shared findings from our engagement to conduct impact assessments of GCF projects with local and international partners. Participants walked away with a number of learnings on the impact of GCF projects and how this is achieved through effective collaborative arrangements, most notably how the LORTA programme increases the capacity of GCF accredited entities to conduct impact assessments.  

  The presentation featured Susumu Yoshida and Anastasia Aladysheva from the LORTA programme as well as Kriti Malhotra, Regional Coordinator from the World Food Programme and Joshua D. Merfeld, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. The webinar closed with an interactive Q&A where online participants were able to ask questions. 


  • Opening Words Moderated by Dr. Anastasia Aladysheva, 
  • Overview of LORTA by Susumu Yoshida, Evaluation Specialist - Implementation Science
  • Findings from the WFP by Kriti Malhotra Regional Coordinator and Nidhila Adusumalli, IE Analyst, WFP
  • Latest Research by Joshua Merfeld, Assistant Professor, KDI School 
  • Q&A and Discussion with Audience

About the Conference

gLOCAL Evaluation Week is a unique knowledge-sharing event, connecting a global community of people across sectors and regions. Over the course of a week, participants from all over the world join events - in their neighborhood or across the ocean - to learn from each other on a vast number of topics and themes. Allowing participants insight into how their work fits in with regional monitoring and evaluation (M&E) ecosystems and the larger international M&E community, gLOCAL helps to inspire and energize a global movement - individuals and organizations who value the power of evidence to improve people’s lives.