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When Life Gives You Lemons…or a Pandemic - Finding Opportunity in Disaster

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By: Jeneen Reyes Garcia, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office
On: Thursday, Apr 30, 2020

Not in a hundred years has the world been hit by a pandemic this deadly. This means that most of us –whether project designer, implementer or evaluator—have no previous experience on how to cope with a crisis of this scale, nor anticipated it when assessing and preparing against risks to project outcomes. Even worse, how do project managers handle not just one but two shocks during project implementation?

Programs combating Illegal Wildlife Trade are instrumental in controlling and preventing pandemics

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By: Anupam Anand, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office
On: Monday, Apr 27, 2020

Blog co-author: Geeta Batra, Chief Evaluation Officer at the GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)

Evaluation must rise to the challenge of pandemic in the nexus of nature and humanity

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By: Juha I. Uitto, Director, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Monday, Apr 27, 2020

In her 2020 Earth Day blog the GEF CEO Naoko Ishii emphasized that the COVID-19 crisis is fundamentally an environmental crisis. I couldn’t agree more. Sure, at the face of it, this is first a health crisis, a pandemic with tragic consequences to people who get infected, especially those who perish or who see loved ones perish. Economies of families, communities, companies, states and countries are stressed, even destroyed. It’...

Evaluating the Impact of Environmental Interventions during a Global Quarantine

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By: Geeta Batra, Chief Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office
On: Friday, Apr 17, 2020

by Geeta Batra, Dan Runfola, Heather Baier

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Evaluating Environmental Peacebuilding: Difficult but Necessary

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By: Amanda Woomer, Associate Director, MEAL, Habitat for Humanity International
On: Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020

Blog co-author: Juha I. Uitto, Director, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)