Evaluation of GEF Support to Scaling Up Impact



The 2020 Strategy of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), published in 2014, sets a clear vision to support transformational change, and to achieve global environmental benefits (GEBs) on a larger scale. It specifically aims to achieve this vision by, among others, supporting innovative activities that “are scalable across multiple countries, regions, and sectors through policy, market, or behavioral transformations”. This is the first GEF evaluation to systematically assess the scaling up process in depth, and the influencing factors and conditions. Using a purposive sampling approach, the evaluation conducted quantitative and qualitative analyses on both successful and less successful cases of GEF support to scaling up. Information was extracted from document reviews, interviews, and field visits to three countries. The evaluation provides lessons for the GEF in future support for scaling up throughout its portfolio, and for the GEF-7 Impact Programs in particular.

Report Details


  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Report Type

  • Impact


Completed Date

  • May 2019

Consultant Name

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Agency Focal Person

  • .

Agency Focal Person Email

  • gefevaluation@thegef.org


  • 270

Joint Evaluation

  • No

Pooled Funding Evaluation

  • N/A