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IEU Lunch Talks
The IEU Lunch Talk series is a monthly event that showcases key figures and ideas in the world of evaluation and climate change.
IEU's lunch talks have focused on topics like: "The problems with implementing climate information services" and "Evidence on what works and what doesn't in translating information into action and some best practices".
IEU Talks are held once a month. Dates are available in the Calendar of Events.
The events are popular with staff from right across the GCC, attracting up to forty people each time. But you don't have to be a GFC staff member to enjoy them. These are open to the public. You can also view the IEU Talks through online streaming or via YouTube.
Previous recordings of Lunch Talks:
The Geospatial Revolution in Programme Evaluation: Data, Methods, Tools and Applications. 21 June 2018
Dr. Bradley Parks, Executive Director of AidData, provides an overview of of Geospatial Impact Evaluations (GIEs) methods and tools which are believed more rigorous than performance evaluations but significantly cheaper and faster than many randomised control trials, making it possible for a large number of programmes to undergo a rigorous impact evaluation with a credible counterfactual.
Dynamic learning and evaluation: A review of the GCF portfolio and suggestions for ways to improve organizational learning. 28 May 2018
Dr. Nathan Fiala, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut, and IEU's consultant assessing the evaluability of GCF approved proposals, discusses GCF's current portfolio and the opportunity to learn about the impacts from individual programmes to improve organizational learning, focusing on both environmental and social outcomes.
Climate + Change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH): Developing resilience-building solutions at the intersection of environment and development. 30 April 2018 Can cities be climate neutral engines of growth?
Dr. David Molden, Director General of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), shares the story of how climate change affects HKH and downstream regions, and strategies to adapt and build resilience at community, country and regional levels. In order to achieve transformative change in the region, supportive policies, knowledge-based investments, innovations and regional cooperation should be required.
20 March 2018
Mr Drazen Kucan, GCF's Senior Urban Development and Energy Efficiency Specialist, examines the role cities play in emitting green-house gasses. He discusses how we can change and influence transformational pathways for cities and decouple their GDP growth from further carbonisation. Evaluating the impacts of REDD+ on forests and people.
12 February 2018
The Center for International Forestry Research discusses how REDD+ jointly affects forests and people at REDD+ sites in Asia, Africa and Latin America. GCF’s Moon Herrick briefly explains the Fund’s position on REDD+ work. Changing Behaviours, Changing Policy – Evidence on Behavioural Insights for Green Growth.
26 January 2018
By Ms Sara Castro-Hallgren, Programme Expert, UN Project Office on Governance, Co-Chair, Behavioural Insights Research Committee, Green Growth Knowledge Platform ‘Problems with implementing climate information services’ and ‘Evidence on what works and what doesn’t in translating information into action’.
12 December 2017
By Dr Joseph Intsiful, GCF's Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, and Dr Jo Puri, GCF’s Independent Evaluation Unit Can sales of solar products and services be commercially viable business in poor rural communities? Evaluative evidence from India.
27 October 2017
By Professor Semee Yoon, Associate Professor, Sustainable Development and Cooperation at Underwood International College and the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University How can we evaluate policy effects of Knowledge Sharing Programs?
25 September 2017
By Professor Suk-Won Lee, Executive Director, Center for International Development Evaluation, Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University