Evaluations

In 2017, GGGI established an Impact & Evaluation Unit (IEU) to assess the impacts of the organization’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 donors and contribute to building an evidence base for green growth.

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GGGI's Evaluation Policy

The GGGI 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.

Review of Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Commitments Delivered and Key Results

This special review report serves as a synthesis of GGGI’s key achievements and results across the entire 6-year implementation period of the Strategic Plan 2015-20.  The review covers all projects that were reported against GGGI’s 3 Intermediate Outcomes in Strategy 2015-20, namely, (a) policy adoption, (b) green investment commitment mobilization, and (c) capacity building and knowledge sharing.

The report 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. A set of organization-wide lessons learned, that are relevant to effective implementation of the Strategy 2030, are also outlined.

The review 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 review was conducted by the Impact and Evaluation Unit (IEU) of GGGI, and was commissioned by GGGI’s Management.

Impact and Evaluation Unit (IEU) 2021 Workplan

This document outlines the Impact and Evaluation Unit (IEU) 2021 Workplan. As per GGGI’s evaluation policy, Annual Evaluation Workplans are reviewed by the Institute’s Management and Program Sub-Committee before being implemented.

The workplan for 2021 is divided into four main areas:

  • Thematic evaluations
  • Impact Pathway Reviews of country programs
  • Mainstreaming GGGI’s impact agenda, and M&E support in projects and programs
  • Strengthening the green growth impact agenda

Workplans from previous years are also available here:

Viet Nam Impact Pathway Review

An Impact Pathway Review (IPR) for the Viet Nam Program was carried out in 2020 by GGGI’s Impact & Evaluation Unit (IEU). The scope of 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. The IPR findings are presented in the Key Findings & Recommendations Report, while details of the Viet Nam country program can be explored via the Detailed Results Report or an interactive Prezi presentation.

 

Evaluation of Green Investment Services

GGGI’s Impact & Evaluation Unit (IEU), in collaboration with external green investment specialists from Finergreen Asia Pte. Ltd., recently completed an evaluation of GGGI’s Green Investment Services. It provided an opportunity for GGGI to take stock of past successes and lessons and to inform efforts to scale up green investment mobilization moving forward, as part of the implementation of GGGI’s new Strategy 2030.

Mongolia Impact Pathway Review

An Impact Pathway Review (IPR) for the Mongolia Program was carried out in 2019 by GGGI’s Impact & Evaluation Unit (IEU). 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. The IPR findings are presented in the Main Report, while details of the Mongolia country program can be explored via the Annex Report or an interactive Prezi presentation.

Independent Evaluation of GGGI's Green City Strategies (2019)

An independent evaluation of GGGI’s Green City Strategies was commissioned in 2018. The evaluation addressed three key questions relating to: (a) outcomes in the three sampled countries (Cambodia, Rwanda and Senegal); (b) key lessons to guide future programming; and (c) GGGI’s approach to share thematic knowledge on green cities.

Further information on the evaluation approach, the key findings and recommendations, and GGGI’s management response can be accessed from the following documents:

 

Independent Evaluation of GGGI Peru Country Program (2019)

An independent evaluation of GGGI’s Peru Country Program was commissioned in 2018. The evaluation addressed three key questions relating to: (a) program outcomes; (b) key factors that affected the achievement of outcomes; and (c) GGGI’s engagement and value add.

Further information on the evaluation approach, the key findings and recommendations, and GGGI’s management response can be accessed from the following documents:

Independent Evaluation of GGGI Thailand Country Program

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.

Further information on the evaluation approach, the key findings and recommendations, and GGGI’s management response can be accessed from the following documents:

 

Independent Evaluation of GGGI Mexico Country Program

In 2017, GGGI’s Impact and Evaluation Unit commissioned an evaluation of the Mexico Country Program.  The evaluation explored the key outcomes achieved by the program from 2013-2017 and also undertook a detailed analysis of GGGI’s work in the areas of sustainable transport and air quality.

Further information on the evaluation approach, the key findings and recommendations, and GGGI’s management response can be accessed from the following documents:

 

Independent evaluation of GGGI's progress against the Strategic Plan 2015-20

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.

Key findings and recommendations from this work can be accessed from the following documents:

In 2018, a follow up review was undertaken to provide an update on the progress made by GGGI in implementing its management responses to this evaluation.  A summary of the update is available from the following document:

Third Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2015)

A Third Joint Donor Review (JDR) of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was undertaken in October 2015 with the overall objective 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.

Second Joint Donor Review of GGGI (2013)

The objective of the second joint donor review was to assess the progress of GGGI’s GGP&I programs, including related aspects of research, PPC operations and GGGI governance structures and partnership behaviours, to provide recommendations for their further development.

The review was conducted by Australia (AusAID), Norway (Norad), Government of Republic of Korea and Denmark (Danida). GGGI staff members participated as resource persons, including staff members in the partner countries visited.