Impact and Evaluation

In 2017, GGGI established an Impact and Evaluation Unit (IEU) to assess the impacts of the Institute’s work. IEU primarily achieves this by commissioning independent evaluations that help improve the design and implementation of GGGI programs and operations, strengthen transparency and accountability to GGGI Members and resource partners and contribute to building an evidence base for green growth.

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Evaluation Policy

The Evaluation Rules provide a governance and management framework for the way GGGI’s evaluation function is run. It describes the key principles, management arrangements, implementation approach and quality standards for evaluation.

Read the Evaluations Rules

IEU Workplan 2021

This document outlines the IEU Workplan 2021. As per GGGI’s Evaluation Rules, annual workplans are reviewed by the Institute’s Management and Program Sub-Committee before being implemented.

Workplans from previous years are available here:

Evaluation of Sustainable Landscapes (On-going)

In 2021, IEU is undertaking an evaluation of GGGI’s Sustainable Landscapes interventions. Sustainable landscapes span 3 of GGGI’s 10 programmatic solutions outlined in Strategy 2030, (1) climate-resilient agriculture; (2) sustainable forestry; and (3) coastal resilience. The evaluation will provide information on GGGI’s results to date and identify the lessons and opportunities to further improve the delivery and impact of the Institute’s interventions to support transformative green growth and climate action. The evaluation will focus on five countries – Burkina Faso, Colombia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Peru – between 2017 and 2020.

Read the Evaluation Approach Paper

Special Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (Completed; 2021)

This Special Review serves as a synthesis of GGGI’s key achievements and results across the entire 6-year implementation period of the Strategic Plan 2015-20. It covers all projects that were reported against GGGI’s 3 Intermediate Outcomes in Strategy 2015-20, namely, (1) policy adoption, (2) green investment commitment mobilization, and (3) capacity building and knowledge sharing. The Special Review documents key steps undertaken to adopt and mainstream the new impact framework in the form of GGGI’s six long-term Strategic Outcomes and provides an overview of non-programmatic results against targets in budget allocation, spending, and increase in earmarked funding. Moreover, it outlines a set of organization-wide lessons learned, that are relevant to effective implementation of the Strategy 2030. The Special Review’s findings and lessons are presented in the Main Report, while the detailed results for Intermediate Outcomes and non-programmatic areas can be found in the accompanying Appendices. The Special Review was commissioned by GGGI’s Management and conducted by the IEU.

Read the Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results, and its supporting documents

 

Viet Nam Program Impact Pathway Review (Completed; 2020)

In 2020, the IEU commissioned an Impact Pathway Review (IPR) to gather evidence of GGGI’s results in Viet Nam and to advise improvements for future program design and delivery. The IPR covered 9 core and earmarked-funded projects between 2015-2020 in the areas of: (1) Viet Nam Green Growth Strategy (VGGS) Implementation & Financing, (2) Green Urban Development, (3) Waste Management, (4) Solar energy, and (5) Biomass energy.

Read the Viet Nam Program Impact Pathway Review

Evaluation of Green Investment Services (Completed; 2020)

In 2019, the IEU commissioned an evaluation to validate the results to date and identify lessons and opportunities to further improve the delivery and impact of GGGI’s Green Investment Services. The key evaluation questions centered upon (1) What key results and lessons have emerged from GGGI’s green investment work; (2) Are GGGI’s green investments service offerings relevant and adding value to Member and Partner countries; (3) How can GGGI strengthen the scaling up of its investment work; and (4) How can the internal management and processes of GGGI’s Green Investment Services be made more efficient and effective.

Read the Evaluation of Green Investment Services and supporting documents

 

Mongolia Program Impact Pathway Review (Completed; 2019)

In 2019, the IEU commissioned an Impact Pathway Review (IPR) to gather evidence of GGGI’s results in Mongolia and to advise improvements for future program design and delivery. An innovative feature of the IPR methodology was the development of a country program-level ‘impact pathway’ diagram, based on the logframes of all GGGI projects in Mongolia. The scope of the IPR covered 14 core and earmarked-funded projects between 2015-2019 in the areas of: green growth/climate change policies; energy efficiency; renewable energy/air quality; and green cities.

Read the Mongolia Program Impact Pathway Review

Evaluation of GGGI's Green City Strategies (Completed; 2019)

“Green cities” is one of four thematic areas of focus under GGGI’s Strategic Plan 2015-20. Within this thematic area, five specific priorities were set, one of which is to mainstream green growth into urban planning and management. To deliver on this priority, GGGI has developed green city strategies in 12 countries since 2015, making this one of the most common types of outputs delivered in GGGI’s overall program portfolio.

In 2018, the IEU commissioned an evaluation of GGGI’s Green City Strategies to (1) assess the outcomes of the Institute’s green city strategy work in 3 selected countries (Cambodia, Rwanda, and Senegal); (2) Based on lessons from the sampled countries and external literature, develop and test a diagnostic framework that embeds known success factors to strengthen GGGI’s development of green city strategies in future; and (3) Identify opportunities for GGGI to more effectively share thematic knowledge on green cities, so that country teams avoid reinventing the wheel, and systematically learn and apply lessons on similar work in other countries.

Read the Evaluation of GGGI’s Green City Strategies (2019) and supporting documents

Evaluation of GGGI Peru Country Program (Completed; 2019)

In 2018, the IEU commissioned an evaluation of the Peru Country Program to gather evidence of GGGI’s results between 2013-2018 and to advise improvements for future program design and delivery. The evaluation addressed three key questions relating to: (1) program outcomes; (2) key factors that affected the achievement of outcomes; and (3) GGGI’s engagement and value add. The key evaluation questions centered upon (1) Whether GGGI’s work made a difference to the development or implementation of forestry, water, public sector eco-efficiency, and green growth policies; (2) What key factors have supported or hindered the achievement of project outcomes; and (3) How does the Government of Peru view GGGI’s performance in terms of engagement and value add and how could this be improved.

Read the Evaluation of the Peru Country Program and supporting documents

Evaluation of GGGI Thailand Country Program (Completed; 2018)

An independent evaluation of GGGI’s Thailand Country Program was commissioned in 2017. The evaluation aimed to assess the performance of the program between 2014-2017 in a range of areas, including relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability.

Read the GGGI Thailand Country Program Evaluation and supporting document

 

Evaluation of Mexico Country Program (Completed; 2018)

In 2017, the IEU commissioned an evaluation of the Mexico Country Program to gather evidence of GGGI’s results in Mexico between 2013-2017 and to advise improvements for future program design and delivery. The key evaluation questions centered upon (1) What were the main outcomes (intended/ unintended/ positive/ negative) achieved by the Mexico Country Program across its five program areas; (2) Under the transport and air quality program areas, how much progress has been made against the program logic to enable the development of clean, high quality, efficient and inclusive public transport and improving air quality in Mexico? Is there sound evidence to support the theory of change underpinning this logic? (3) How can GGGI Mexico Country Program build on previous results to scale, replicate and maximize impacts in the transport and air quality program areas?

Read the Mexico Country Program Evaluation report and its supporting documents.

 

Evaluation of Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (Completed; 2017)

With GGGI reaching the halfway mark of its Strategic Plan 2015-2020, an independent evaluation was commissioned in 2017 to take stock of progress made against the Strategic Plan and inform a mid-term refresh of the document. The evaluation addressed key questions relating to performance of country and global programs, GGGI’s institutional development, and the suggested revisions to the Strategic Plan.

Read the Evaluation of Progress Against the Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and supporting documents

 

 

 

Third Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2015)

The objective of the Third Joint Donor Review was to assess the progress in the operationalization of the GGGI’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and assess the value of the GGGI in the global context. The overall conclusion is that the GGGI is making good progress towards addressing the recommendations of the previous JDR and creating value for its partners, has developed and started implementing a valid Strategic Plan that shows strong potential for the systemic achievement of economic and human development results in the coming years, and has undertaken an organizational restructuring and strengthening of its organizational systems to overcome past challenges.

Read the Third Joint Donor Review

Second Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2013)

The objective of the Second Joint Donor Review was to assess the progress of GGGI’s Green Growth Planning and Implementation programs, including related aspects of research, Public-private Cooperation operations and GGGI governance structures and partnership behaviors, to provide recommendations for their further development. The review was conducted by Australia (AusAID), Norway (Norad), Government of Republic of Korea and Denmark (Danida).

Read the Second Joint Donor Review

Meet the Impact and Evaluation Team

Meet the Impact and Evaluation Team

Meet the Impact and Evaluation Team

Pranab Jyoti Baruah

Head, Impact and Evaluation

James Sheppard

Specialist, Impact and Evaluation

Yoonyoung Jung

Senior Associate, Impact and Evaluation