To serve the needs of our stakeholders, the IEU issues a variety of publications related to our work, including in the context of evaluations and learning. Keep up with the IEU’s latest publications here.
Final report of the Second Performance Review of the Green Climate Fund
The Second Performance Review of the Green Climate Fund covers the GCF-1 period and seeks to inform, among other things, the next update to the strategic plan (USP-2), currently being discussed for the GCF-2 period (2024–2027).
Final report of the Independent Synthesis of Direct Access in the Green Climate Fund
The synthesis of Direct Access in the Green Climate Fund was conducted to assess and provide learning on the Fund’s implementation of the direct access concept and approach and to improve the relevance and performance of the GCF’s direct access mo
Synthesis Note: An IEU deliverable for the Independent Evaluation of the Green Climate Fund's Readiness and Preparatory Support Program
This synthesis document offers an overview of existing evaluative evidence on various dimensions of importance to RPSP based on the findings of previous IEU evaluations, including repeating selected findings from the first RPSP evaluation.
Final Report of the Independent Evaluation of the Relevance and Effectiveness of the Green Climate Fund's Investments in the African States
This independent evaluation assesses whether the GCF’s approach and investments in the African States have been effective in promoting a paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways.
Impact Evaluation Baseline Report for FP087: Building livelihood resilience to climate change in the upper basins of Guatemala's highlands
This document is the baseline report for the impact evaluation of the project FP087 "Building livelihood resilience to climate change in the upper basins of Guatemala"s highlands". The report outlines the theory of change of the project intervention as well as the evaluation questions and indicators.
Impact Evaluation Report for FP002 : Scaling up the Use of Modernized Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Malawi
This report assesses the impact of the Green Climate Fund's FP002 "Scaling up the Use of Modernized Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Malawi". The impact evaluation focuses on the Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) component of the projects and its impact on the climate resilience of farmers supported within FP002.
Approach Brief: SPR2023
This 2022 introductory brief provides a pre-implementation summary of the IEU’s Second Performance Review of the Green Climate Fund, including progress made in delivering its mandate and in promoting a paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways.
Rapid assessment of the progress of the Green Climate Fund's Updated Strategic Plan
The rapid assessment of the progress of the GCF's Updated Strategic Plan is an IEU deliverable contributing to the Second Performance Review (SPR) of the GCF. It independently reviews the progress to date and provides projections on the delivery of the GCF strategic vision until the end of the GCF-1 programming period. The assessment is conducted to answer the questions - How far have we come? - Where is there still more to be done? It also provides insights into the USP’s policy implications,...
Approach Paper of the Second Performance Review
The Second Performance Review of the Green Climate Fund will assess the progress made by the Green Climate Fund in delivering its mandate and its performance in promoting the paradigm shift towards low-emissions and climate resilient development pathways. The Approach Paper sets out the approach, methods, evaluation ethics, limitations and workplan of the Second Performance Review.
Report of the Synthesis Study
This synthesis report is an early, stand-alone SPR product and analytical tool that seeks to lay a foundation for common understanding of what is known about the current status of the GCF for all key stakeholders leading into the SPR. It provides a clear picture of what is already known for the SPR and serves as an update for the GCF Board on the SPR by synthesizing the key findings, conclusions, and lessons of the documents and evaluations available in the GCF-1 programming period.
LORTA Portfolio Brief 2021
The multi-year Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) programme keeps track of the impact of GCF investments. Its goal is to assist GCF projects measure their impact in lowering greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing resilience to climate change, and if so, by how much. LORTA’s assistance includes, among other things, building and clarifying theories of change, co-building real-time and longer term measurement systems and helping projects use quantitative and qualitative...
Final report on the Independent evaluation of the relevance and effectiveness of the Green Climate Fund's investments in the Least Developed Countries
This evaluation assesses whether the GCF’s approach and investments have been relevant and effective in reducing the vulnerability of local communities in LDCs and of their livelihoods to the effects of climate change, and whether these impacts are likely to be sustained. It examines how and to what extent the GCF’s approach, mechanisms and financial modalities respond to the conditions facing LDCs. Moreover, the evaluation assesses the key enabling conditions for the GCF to support a paradigm...
IEU flyer 2021
The IEU newly published a flyer in 2021 to showcase some of its most recent activities and products. The IEU delegation to the COP26 distributed these pocket-size flyers containing QR codes to IEU evaluation reports and other knowledge products to the COP attendees and participants. The flyer was proven to be a successful engagement and dissemination tool for the IEU.
Final report on the Independent evaluation of the Green Climate Fund's approach to the private sector
The GCF is mandated to take a leading role in promoting private sector support for climate finance in developing countries. This evaluation assesses the relevance and effectiveness of the GCF’s approach to the private sector. Its findings may contribute to the GCF’s work on developing a private sector engagement strategy. The evaluation’s key recommendations include: Enhancing the speed and transparency of GCF operations to align with private sector needs for efficiency and predictability...
Effectiveness of Climate Change Mitigation Interventions in the Private Sector in Developing Countries - A Synthetic Review
Based on an evidence gap map on the same topic, it provides a detailed description of the 32 studies that met the strict inclusion criteria, their different implementation modalities and the study designs applied in each case. More importantly, we systematically analyse the outcomes obtained in the studies and provide a critical appraisal of the quality of the evidence. The review’s results show that the evidence on this topic is still limited and spread across various sectors and interventions...
Approach Paper for the Independent evaluation of the effectiveness of the GCF's investments in the LDCs
Overall, the evaluation endeavours to understand how and to what extent the GCF’s approach, mechanisms and financial modalities respond to the unique conditions facing the LDCs. The evaluation will assess the GCF’s investments in concrete terms and will aim to assess the impact, or projected impact of the GCF’s projects in the LDCs. The evaluation will be guided by the evaluation criteria for the IEU, which form the foundation of our core evaluation questions and associated subsidiary questions...
Evidence Gap Map and Intervention Heat Map of Climate Change Mitigation Interventions in the Private Sector in Developing Countries
According to a strict set of inclusion and exclusion criteria, the evidence gap map (EGM) is derived by systematically and exhaustively reviewing high-quality evidence from evaluation, research, peer-reviewed and grey literature. Specifically, the EGM: Provides a robust typology of eight sectors, 11 intervention types and three outcome groups that serves as a conceptual tool for defining the objectives of further studies and for locating interventions more accurately Provides an accessible...
Final report on the Rapid assessment of the Green Climate Fund’s Request for Proposals Modality
A request for proposal (RFP) is a business document that announces a project, describes it and solicits bids or responses from qualified entities to complete it. This report presents the IEU’s rapid assessment of GCF’s request for proposal (RFP) modality. The final report addresses the following: A description of the RFP The RFP’s relevance to GCF’s strategy and country needs The efficiency and effectiveness in implementing the RFP The value added of the RFP as a modality regarding...