By focusing on results, the GEF aims to monitor achievement of expected targets and report on performance. Through this process, we generate knowledge on project-level practice, experience and lessons. Ultimately, we integrate these lessons learned into management decisions to enhance our overall effectiveness and accountability.

Corporate Results

Global environmental benefits

During the GEF-6 replenishment, the focal area strategies were designed to meet specific measured by key indicators. After one year of GEF-6 programming in which 20.4 percent of GEF-6 resources were programmed, the planned expected results among approved projects in five of the ten target areas were already close to or beyond the 50 percent mark in the programming of the overall planned expected results of the target area. It should be noted though, that these data are based on expected, not actual results, which will only materialize as implementation progresses.

Organizational efficiency and effectiveness

Early GEF-6 data on process efficiency and effectiveness indicators are either on track (e.g. quality at entry for gender, gender diversity, and share of private sector co-financing) or cannot yet be measured (e.g. project cycle performance and involvement of civil society organizations). As part of the last GEF-6 replenishment process the GEF introduced a number of indicators aimed at tracking organization effectiveness. The indicators measure project cycle performance, project results ratings, gender focus, stakeholder engagements, GEF outreach and diversity in GEF Secretariat staffing.

Focal Area Results

In fiscal year 2014 the cohort of projects was analyzed by focal area (Biodiversity, Chemicals and Waste, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation, International Waters, Land Degradation, Sustainable Forest Management), focusing on the following areas:

  1. Assess progress toward achievement of outcomes;
  2. Highlight five key lessons learned;
  3. Assess progress toward mainstreaming gender and engaging Indigenous Peoples and civil society;
  4. Identify results of the Small Grants Programme and Climate-Related Finance. 


Core Indicators

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Core Indicators

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Maintain global significant biodiversity and the ecosystem goods and services that it provides to society.

Landscapes and seascapes under improved management for biodiversity conservation (million hectares).
85 % Progress

Marine protected areas created or under improved management for conservation and sustainable use

(million hectares)
70 % Progress

Collective management of transboundary water systems and sustainable use/maintenance of ecosystem services.

Globally over‐exploited fisheries moved to more sustainable levels (percent of fisheries, by volume).
69 % Progress

Area of land restored

(million hectares)
53 % Progress

Support to transformational shifts towards a low‐emission and resilient development path

CO2e mitigated (million metric tons)
164 % Progress

Increase in disposal of POPs and other chemicals of global concern

POPs (PCBs, obsolete pesticides) disposed (metric tons)
147 % Progress

Increase in reduction of mercury.

Mercury reduced (metric tons)
37 % Progress

Increase in phase‐out and reduction of ODS.

ODP (HCFC) reduced/phased out (metric tons)
% Progress

Terrestrial protected areas created or under improved management for conservation and sustainable use

(million hectares)
39 % Progress

Enhance capacity of countries to implement Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs).

No. of countries in which environmental information systems are established to support decision‐making.
100 % Progress