GGGI’s Impact & Evaluation Unit (IEU) recently completed and published its inaugural Impact Pathway Review (IPR) for its Mongolia country program. IPRs are an innovative new tool designed to improve GGGI’s ability to assess the progress of its country programs towards impact. They were introduced as part of GGGI’s evaluation workplan for 2019 and Mongolia was selected as the pilot, in line with the criteria set out in GGGI’s evaluation policy.
The review found that GGGI is on a clear pathway to impact in Mongolia, particularly due to policy and investment work in energy efficiency between 2015-2019. GGGI is well placed to potentially contribute to GHG reductions equivalent to 1.47m tCO2eq, or around 20% of the annual emission reductions that Mongolia aims to achieve in 2030 under its NDC, if selected key program outcomes can be realized in the coming years.
“The IPR tool blends simple yet meaningful visual communication formats with sound M&E methods in a new and unique way at GGGI, while tackling several challenges associated with previous evaluation approaches,” said IEU Manager, Warin Nitipaisalkul. “The overall goal is to generate strategic insights that key decision-makers find digestible, credible and actionable, and that help accelerate GGGI’s progress towards the ambitious impact targets set in Strategy 2030.”
The final report and presentation materials of the Mongolia IPR have been published on GGGI’s website. Building on experiences of the successful pilot in Mongolia, GGGI is planning to undertake 4 additional IPRs of selected country programs as part of its evaluation workplan for 2020.