Member Details -Juha Uitto

Juha Uitto

Director, Independent Evaluation Office
Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Duty Station New York

UNEG Member Since

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Juha Uitto is the Director of the GEF Independent Evaluation Office. His career has combined positions in international organizations and academia. He has worked, inter alia, in UNDP, the United Nations University, IFAD and the Nordic Africa Institute, and has held visiting academic positions at Rutgers, Kyoto University in Japan, and the University of Montana. A geographer by training, he’s always been fascinated by human-environment interactions, natural resources management, and environmental hazards. Over the past decade and a half, he has conducted and managed a large number of programmatic and thematic evaluations of international cooperation at the global, regional and country levels, in particular related to environmental management and poverty-environment linkages. He has published widely on related topics. In October 2012, the European Evaluation Society awarded his paper on environmental evaluation for a “distinguished contribution to evaluation practice.” The book Evaluating Environment in International Development that is the subject of this webinar was edited by Juha and published by Routledge in 2014.

Work history: Evaluation (UNDP, GEF, IFAD); Research (UN University, Scandinavian Institute of African Studies); Consulting. Education: PhD (Lund), MSc (Helsinki).

Knowledge Areas

Environmental evaluation

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My Publications