What’s New with the IEU

Dear colleagues, 

We hope you enjoy reading our latest updates!


We will soon publish approach papers for two of our ongoing evaluations, #Priv2021 and #LDC2022. We recently published one summary brief and hosted a series of webinars to present the approaches to these evaluations and to engage with the stakeholders of the GCF ecosystem.

  • Read the brief here
  • Watch the recording here
This paper reviews the GCF-funded projects through March 2020, and examines the likelihood of GCF investments contributing to transformational change, using bivariate statistics and multivariate cluster analysis.

This paper is authored by IEU’s Dr. Martin Prowse, Dr. Jyotsna Puri (Jo), Emma De Roy and David Huang.
This month, the IEU welcomed three new team members:
  • Ms. Deborah Sun Kim, Behavioural Science Assistant Consultant
  • Dr. Anastasia Aladysheva, Impact Evaluation Officer
  • Mr. Mutukwa Sikatala Ben Musole, Junior Researcher
Deborah is the IEU’s Behavioural Science Assistant Consultant and will strengthen IEU’s capacity building and advisory work. She has been a social designer for 13 years in multi-lateral and cross-sector relations for sustainable development. She has a dual MA in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economics, and International Sustainability, and further academic history in Neuroeconomics, Communications and Psychology. She has worked with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, particularly in capacity building and innovation.
Anastasia is the IEU's Impact Evaluation Officer and will strengthen IEU’s capacity building, advisory and evaluation work. Before joining the IEU, she worked for over 10 years in the field of impact evaluations of development, humanitarian, and peacebuilding programmes at the Red Cross in Geneva, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and the World Bank. Anastasia holds a PhD and MA in Economics and BSc in Mathematics and Programming.
Mutukwa is the IEU’s Junior Researcher and will strengthen data management and analysis functions at the IEU’s Datalab. He recently worked for a regional climate change science service centre and the National Remote Sensing Centre in Zambia. Mutukwa holds a Master's degree in Environmental Management from the University of the Free State, an MSc in Geographical Information Science and Systems from the University of Salzburg, and a BSc in Natural Resource Management from the University of Zambia.

IEU’s evaluation of the GCF’s adaptation portfolio and approach: how does the GCF go about financing adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries? What does its adaptation portfolio look like? Where do opportunities exist for the GCF to make its adaptation investments more relevant and effective? 

This episode focuses on the IEU’s recently concluded “Independent Evaluation of the Adaptation Portfolio and Approach of the Green Climate Fund”. 

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"How do we measure the impact of a project? For instance, how do we know if a COVID-19 vaccine is effective? The answer is through impact evaluation!"

Learn about impact evaluation and how to embed an impact evaluation within a climate project in the latest IEU blog - Designing an impact evaluation in six steps - by IEU's former intern Saesol Kang. During her stay at the IEU, Saesol has learnt about the IEU’s Learning-oriented real-time impact assessment programme, LORTA. Read it here!

"This is the year to capitalize on the influence international civil servants have on the outcomes of the treaties and organizations they work for."

In this IRPP article, titled "The overlooked role of secretariats in the success of environmental treaties", Dr. Archi Rastogi, Evaluation Specialist at the IEU, says staff of environmental treaties and organisations play an important and yet overlooked role in the outcomes of their organisations. Read it here!

The last IEU Virtual Talk was dedicated to the theme of gender in climate change.

In this Talk, Dr. Jeannette Gurung, Executive Director of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), made a case for jointly addressing climate and gender equality. Ms. Seblewongel Deneke Negussie, Gender and Social Specialist at the GCF, spoke about the GCF’s policies and tools designed to mainstream gender in its projects.
In April, the IEU hosted a virtual meeting with representatives from its partner organisations, including Seoul National University, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Department of Environment (DoE) of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, amongst others. The goal of the meeting was for the IEU and its partners to share updates, develop networks and explore opportunities for collaboration, in a lively conversation. It resulted in a variety of ideas about how to potentially utilise the IEU partners' networks to address common challenges and create synergies. The IEU will develop these ideas further in the coming months.
Later this month, the IEU will host webinars to present the emerging findings from its Rapid Assessment of the GCF's Request for Proposals (RfPs) Modality.

Be on the lookout for an invite soon!
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