The IEU produces two important forms of evidence reviews:
Evidence gap maps (EGMs) are maps that depict high-quality evidence – or the lack thereof – in a thematic area. They usually use a theory of change and an evidence framework (with interventions and outcomes).
Systematic reviews synthesize and assess high-quality evidence and may or may not contain meta-analysis.
The IEU’s evidence reviews are a key component of its learning and advisory service functions. Both evidence gap maps and systematic reviews provide important lessons on what the world is learning both in the academic literature but also in the implementation literature.
Evidence Reviews by the IEU
- Evidence Gap Map Forestry
- Evidence Gap Map Adaptation
- Evidence Review on Private Sector Investments in Mitigation
- Evidence Review on Results-Based Payments
- Evidence Review on Transformational Change
- Transformational Change - the Challenge of a Brave New World. Learning Paper No. 1, 2018. By Jyotsna Puri. Independent Evaluation Unit, Green Climate Fund
- Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development, edited by Juha Ilari Uitto, Jyotsna Puri and Rob D. van den Berg (2016)
- Impact Evaluation and Interventions to Address Climate Change: A scoping study by Martin Prowse and Birte Snilstveit (2010)
- Video: IEU Lunch Talk on Evidence Gap Maps with Dr. Jyotsna Puri (Jo) and Dr. Solomon Asfaw