'Lone wolves' must co-evolve to repair climate change
... change. Puri, head of the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) at the GCF, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming ... Landscape Forum (GLF) in Bonn, Germany on Dec. 1-2. The IEU operates at an arm’s length from the fund to track ... replenished. Puri shared her views with the GLF just as the IEU begins an initial performance review of the fund. Q: ...Article > Interview
Final report on the independent evaluation of the GCF's Environmental and Social Safeguards and the Environmental and Social Management System (ESS2019)
Social and environmental performance and co-benefits are key to the mandate of the GCF and its environmental and social policy (ESP). The evaluation has three main objectives. The first is to assess the extent to which...Document > Evaluation report
Final report on the independent evaluation of the GCF's Country Ownership Approach (COA2019)
The GCF Independent Evaluation Unit conducted this evaluation as part of its 2019 Work Plan, which was approved by the GCF Board at its twenty-first meeting (B.21) in October 2018. The evaluation answers four important...Document > Evaluation report
Going the Last Mile: Behavioural Science and Investments in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (presented at Climate2020 Conference)
The purpose of this paper is to showcase how insights from behavioural science can be a potential solution for this last mile problem. It applies insights from ‘nudges’ and ‘boosting’ for a sample of ten projects by the...Document > Other publication
Behavioural science, decision making and climate investments
This paper builds a bridge between how climate interventions are conceived and implemented and the nascent field of behavioural science as a practical, low-cost but potentially rewarding route for increasing the...Document > Learning paper
In a race against time: Machine learning for the climate emergency
... of this function lies with its Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU), which ensures that the GCF makes informed decisions ... and strategies based on solid evidence. How can the IEU possibly leverage machine learning techniques? A few ideas. The IEU has excellent potential to create intelligence from the ...Article > Blog
A moon-shot approach? What can the GCF learn from the example of frontier investments?
... this relevant to the GCF? One set of findings from the IEU’s latest report on country ownership focuses on GCF ... have a proven track record of innovation. Second, the IEU’s country ownership report suggests that nominations ... frontier success in any sector. Third and finally, the IEU’s report on country ownership highlights how, thus ...Article > Blog
So, you want to be an evaluator?
... an evaluator?”. I head the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) of the Green Climate Fund, an office that was founded only two years ago. Since that time the IEU has transitioned from a one-person operation to an ... of treated bed nets was done in Zambia in six months. The IEU did two thematic evaluations in five months and both ...Article > Blog
Private investor engagement key to climate-resilient world
... prominent at the GCF with mitigation projects, showed the IEU’s FPR published in June 2019. This is partly ... states, as well as its efficiency and effectiveness. “The IEU advises the board on the strategy for GCF,” she said. ... National University. Puri said the collaboration allowed IEU to improve the efficiency of workflow, by taking ...Article > Interview
Designing an M&E System for Impact Evaluation: Tips for Program Designers and Evaluators!
... just been invited to the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU)’s Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment ... geographic distribution, and measurement capabilities, the IEU will select six of these projects to provide better and ... Author Dr. Jyotsna Puri (Jo) in Madagascar where the IEU has a LORTA project. Two of the most often asked ...Article > Blog
Going the Last Mile: Behavioural Science and Investments in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
This paper makes the case for behavioural science analysis and interventions in project design. Current approaches to behaviour change in the GCF portfolio are likely to ignore several psychological barriers. We base...Document > Learning paper
If I could time travel: does access to credit help the decision to adapt to climate change in developing countries?
... in our gap-map , which will be published soon by the IEU and DEval. In our recent meta-analysis report  to be published by the IEU and DEval in the coming weeks, we analyze this ...Article > Blog
Often late and costs a pretty penny: do impact evaluations meet the opportunity window?
... answer is ‘it depends’! As we explore in a recent IEU working paper , the answers depend on where impact ... to consider impact evaluations (consider, for example, the IEU’s LORTA programme ). Costs of conducting real-world ... testing beforehand. Most grant windows (including 3ie and IEU’s LORTA) build in a first formative phase to minimize ...Article > Blog
What can the Green Climate Fund learn about innovation from institutional economics: Lessons for multilaterals.
... performance of the Fund , the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) noted that a significant portion of the Fund’s ... that have been ‘accredited’ to the Fund (see the IEU’s new accreditation evaluation here ). This is ... people and innovative projects. Figure 1 below, from the IEU’s accreditation evaluation , shows the ‘climate ...Article > Blog
What the Green Climate Fund can teach us about multilateral organizations
... colleagues and I at the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) of the GCF spend a lot of time thinking about the ... that it has built in an accountability structure like the IEU to provide the board with evidence to support its ... can follow him on Twitter @archirastogi You can follow the IEU @GCF_Eval #IEUblog What the Green Climate Fund ...Article > Blog
REDD+: A global effort to mitigate climate change and protect forests
Juan Chang, Principal Specialist in Forests and Land Use at the Green Climate Fund, provides an overview of REDD+ and its importance in fighting climate change. The talk delves into Juan’s key points on forest...Event > IEU talk Republic of Korea
Evidence review: Transformational change
Overview This evidence review will combine two different evidence gap maps into one learning exercise on transformational change. We will indirectly review the evidence on transformational change in two sectors where...Basic page
Evaluation must promote sustainable development
... prove helpful in this objective. This is being used in the IEU’s focus on the Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact ...Article > Blog
Independent evaluation of the adaptation portfolio and approach of the Green Climate Fund
The GCF has the opportunity to be the global leader in adaptation investments in developing countries. By learning from the climate finance landscape and illustrating how to make frontier innovation work for all, this...Evaluation > Portfolio
My pop moments from COP25
... moment : No one knows. (Spoiler alert: Its one thing the IEU will be working on in 2020.) ‘ Climate value is ...Article > Blog
Structure determines behavior. We need insights from Behavioral Economics to save the planet.
... Jyotsna Puri (Jo), Head of the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), on the knowledge ...Article > Interview
ESG commitments are useful. But have they translated into action?
... About the author Dr. Jyotsna Puri is the former Head of the IEU. She currently serves as Director of Environment, ...Article > Blog
북한의 생태회복 – 녹색기후기금에겐 기회일까?
... This guest blog was produced in conjunction with the IEU Virtual Talk on climate change and biodiversity, held in ...Article > Blog
Evidence review: Private sector investments in mitigation
Overview Private sector investments have the potential to contribute significantly to climate change mitigation. This evidence review will produce an evidence gap map, an intervention heat map, and a systematic review....Basic page
What Makes Us Happy
... Vaillant Liza Ottlakán is an evaluation associate at IEU. She is passionate about finding ways to apply abstract ...Article > Blog
The overlooked role of secretariats in the success of environmental treaties
... can follow him on Twitter @archirastogi You can follow the IEU @GCF_Eval #IEUblog The overlooked role of secretariats in the success ...Article > Article
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