4th GEF Evaluating Environment and Development Conference

Event organiser:
Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office
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In person
United States of America
Washington DC

Building on the success of its previous three Conferences, and as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the GEF Independent Evaluation Office is gathering distinguished speakers and participants for two days of intensive discussions on the theme of integration between environmental domains, and between environmental and socioeconomic and policy domains, and what this means for evaluation.

 This 4th IEO-EED Conference will focus on how evaluation practice has increasingly integrated the cross-pollination of environmental, socioeconomic, and policy domains. Conference panelists will bring a wealth of knowledge on active efforts to develop evaluation approaches and methods that better reflect the varied and complex relationships of the natural world and the larger systems in which evaluands are measured. Discussions will also contend with the art, science, and epistemological underpinnings of evaluation and the conscious shift toward more inclusive practice and the utilization of local knowledge.

Conference themes will include: evaluation systems, evaluation practice, measuring sustainability, and thematic evaluations on topics such as food security, adaptation and climate resilience, transformational change, and nature-based solutions (NBS).

Conference objectives

 The objective of the Conference is to bring together leading practitioners and thinkers on environmental evaluation:

  • as well as young and emerging evaluators
  • to share concrete experiences with environmental interventions and evaluations,
  • to generate knowledge for improving intervention design and implementation, and to inform future evaluation practice.

Conference outcomes will be disseminated through webinars and blogs through the Earth-Eval Community of Practice and a book based on the best contributions at the Conference will be published.

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