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1 How Country Stakeholders Get Involved Group Exercise 11-12 June 2013 MONITORING AND EVALUATION IN THE GEF

2 Overview Monitoring and evaluation in the GEF Key roles and responsibilities GEF Evaluation Office The GEF M&E Policy Practical Exercise

3 M&E in the GEF TWO OVERARCHING OBJECTIVES: Promote accountability for the achievement of GEF objectives through the assessment of results, effectiveness, processes, and performance of the partners involved in GEF activities Promote learning, feedback, and knowledge-sharing on results and lessons learned among the GEF and its partners as a basis for decision-making on policies, strategies, program management, programs, and projects; and to improve knowledge and performance

4 PartnerKey Roles and Responsibilities in M&E GEF Council Policy-making Oversight Enabling environment for M&E GEF Evaluation Office Independent GEF evaluation Oversight of M&E Setting minimum requirements for evaluation GEF Secretariat GEF Results Based Management (monitoring and reporting) Review of GEF M&E requirements in project proposals Agency GEF operational units Monitoring of the Agency GEF portfolio Ensure M&E at the project level Agency evaluation units Project and/or corporate Agency evaluations Mainstreaming GEF into relevant Agency evaluation STAP Advice on scientific/technical matters in M&E Support to scientific and technical indicators Participating Countries Collaboration on M&E at portfolio and project levels Stakeholders Participation in monitoring activities and mechanisms Providing views and perceptions to evaluations

5 Mission “Enhance global environmental benefits through excellence, independence and partnership in monitoring and evaluation” GEF Evaluation Office

6 Implementation of the GEF M&E Policy 2010 Annual Reporting to Council: ◦Country-level evaluations (May-June) ◦Performance and Process Issues (May-June) ◦Impact (November) ◦Thematic/Cross-sectoral evaluations (November) Knowledge Sharing ◦Dissemination of lessons ◦Participation in country support program Fifth Overall Performance Study (OPS5) Active Participation in evaluation communities GEF Evaluation Office in GEF-5

7 Four streams of evaluative evidence: Country level evaluations: up to 15 during GEF-5 Impact evaluations: International Waters, Climate Change, Biodiversity Performance evaluation: Annual Performance Report, independent process reviews Thematic evaluation: focal area strategies, adaptation, enabling activities GEF Evaluation Office in GEF-5

8 Approved by the GEF Council in November 2010 Sets norms and standards for M&E Contains minimum requirements for M&E of GEF activities, and roles and responsibilities for GEF stakeholders Puts more emphasis on country ownership and the role of the country Focal Points GEF M&E Policy

9 Practical Exercise Purpose: Better understand country-level M&E activities in the GEF ◦Especially the role of Operational Focal Points and other country stakeholders Discuss practical questions related to design and use of M&E systems in your country

10 Practical Exercise Groups at each table work as a team Review background material and case study Goal is to advise a newly appointed Operational Focal Point in your country on M&E issues At the end of the exercise, we will discuss the results

11 Country-level monitoring of GEF portfolio and environmental trends 1. How should GEF country portfolio and environmental monitoring be organized? Who should coordinate GEF portfolio monitoring—the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Finance, the OFP and its office, the GEF Agencies, or another entity? What kinds of data would be most important to track? Are there any existing sources of information or data systems that can be used? How can data from projects be integrated into national data systems? Who should this information be shared with? What mechanisms for sharing information will be used?

12 Involvement of OFP in evaluation 2. How can the OFP get involved in M&E activities? What GEF-related evaluation activities should the OFP be informed of? How can the OFP get involved in GEF midterm and terminal evaluations? How can the OFP get involved in GEF country-level evaluations and studies? How should the findings from these evaluation activities be used by the OFP? Who should they be shared with?

13 Involvement of OFP in evaluation 3. How can the OFP provide feedback to the evaluation’s terms of reference? What would be the most important parameters to provide feedback on?

14 National coordinating mechanism of M&E 4. Should there be a national coordinating mechanism for M&E? How should it be built?

15 Reflections on learning One thing you learned in this session A key thought or piece of advice that will guide your future involvement in M&E A question to ponder

16 Thank you

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