What’s New with the IEU

Dear colleagues, 

In this edition of What’s New with the IEU, we are featuring a goodbye video from Dr. Jyotsna Puri (Jo). Jo will be moving on to another exciting challenge. The 26th Meeting of the GCF Board was her last Board meeting to attend as the Head of the IEU.

From day one, Jo was instrumental in the creation and success of the IEU, building a small one-person team into a vibrant unit. While we are excited about Jo's new adventures, her energy and vision will be deeply missed by the entire unit. Thanks, Jo, for your leadership and the delivery of the Fund's evaluation function with infectious energy and a smile!

Fond Farewell
Dr. Jyotsna Puri (Jo) will be leaving the GCF and the IEU after 3.5 years as its Head. Jo was the first Head of the GCF's Independent Evaluation Unit and was responsible for growing the IEU to an ambitious and evidence-driven team.
Simplified Approval Process (SAP) Pilot Scheme
This summer, the IEU released its Independent Assessment of the GCF's Simplified Approval Process (SAP) Pilot Scheme. Meet the team behind the assessment and learn more about the key findings of our report.
Independent Assessment of the GCF's Simplified Approval Process (SAP) Pilot Scheme

How can the GCF enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of SAP?

What lessons could be useful in improving the GCF's fast-track project approval process?

Read the SAP Full Report 
Have you checked out our SAP resources page? Be sure to explore our range of SAP outreach materials: a 4-page GEval Brief, a 2-page GEval Note and a 2-page evidence tree!
On September 28th, the IEU's LORTA team led the first session of the LORTA Design workshop. In this 8-week online learning programme, participants are exposed to the different approaches to measuring impact, with a focus on experimental and quasi-experimental designs based on a theory of change.

The LORTA Design workshop is designed to support selected GCF-funded projects, accredited entities, project managers, and M&E teams to measure the impact of their projects. 
From October 6th to the 8th, we will be hosting a series of webinars on emerging findings and recommendations from our evaluation of the relevance and effectiveness of GCF investments in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Please reach out to for an invite. The report will be finalized for submission to the Board at B.27. 
Don't miss our latest edition of the IEU Newsletter with a farewell message by IEU Head, Dr Jyotsna Puri (Jo). Be sure to read about all of our events and activities over the past few months. Read the IEU Newsletter
If I could time travel: does access to credit help the decision to adapt to climate change in developing countries?
Luis Sánchez Torrente of Asesoramiento Ambiental Estratégico explores the question of whether financial credit can be used as an instrument to support action against climate change. Read now!  
'The Evaluator'
Are you subscribed to our new podcast 'The Evaluator'? We are excited to share with you the latest insights from the intersection of evaluation, climate change, and behavioural science. You can subscribe to 'The Evaluator' on Apple, Spotify, Google, RadioPublic, Breaker and Overcast.

Catch up with our most recent episode 'COVID, governance and the new normal' featuring Dr. Unni Karunakara, Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health at Yale University. He worked as the International President of Doctors Without Borders from 2010 to 2013 and has also taught at Yonsei University and Tsinghua University.
IEU Virtual Talk
September IEU Virtual Talk: This month featured a discussion with IEU's partner, the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics. We were joined by Dr. Nathanial Peterson who explored how behavioural science can be used to mitigate climate shocks, using a case study about crop insurance referrals in Malawi and Zambia. 
We're counting down to the launch of our new and improved IEU website! Stay tuned for exciting updates in October. 
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