Annual Performance Report 2019: Special Thematic Focus on Sustainable Transport


The 2019 Annual Performance Report (APR) is based on the evidence provided in the terminal evaluation reports for 1,566 completed GEF projects which account for approximately $6.9 billion in GEF grants. In addition to the details of the performance, APR 2019 has special thematic focus on sustainable transport. Since 1999, the GEF has provided support to promote low carbon transportation. The GEF has cumulatively provided about $500 million in grants for 80 sustainable transport projects, most of which address concerns related to urban transport. The GEF support is highly relevant to the UN Sustainable Development Goal on sustainable cities and communities (Goal 11), which recognizes the need to provide people access to safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transport systems. The GEF portfolio in sustainable transport continues to grow, is an integral part of the impact program on sustainable cities and is also being supported separately through other programs and projects. To understand the performance of GEF’s interventions in this sector, and to draw lessons for future projects, the IEO has undertaken an evaluation of the GEF portfolio of sustainable transport projects, as a special case study within the framework of the APR. The evaluation assesses the type of activities that the GEF has supported, the results of the supported activities, lessons from the implementation experience, and the value added by the GEF.

Report Details


  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Report Type

  • Thematic


Completed Date

  • May 2019

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  • 245

Joint Evaluation

  • No

Pooled Funding Evaluation

  • N/A


  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities