Landell Mills supports the Global Environment Facility Strategic Country Cluster Evaluation of the Lower Mekong River Basin Ecosystem
Landell Mills has recently supported the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to complete a Strategic Country Cluster Evaluation of the Lower Mekong River Basin Ecosystem.
Since its inception, the GEF has provided financial support to protect and conserve terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems; adapt to and mitigate climate change; reduce land degradation; and reduce chemical waste throughout the Greater Mekong Subregion.
This is the first strategic evaluation of its kind in the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMRB) conducted by the GEF-IEO to understand the impact of the GEF’s support in addressing the challenges related to land degradation, hydrological connectivity, climate impacts, and biodiversity losses across the LMRB. It also examined how the GEF contributed to building social, economic, and ecosystem resilience in the LMRB and sustaining good practices and other outcomes.
The evaluation used a mixed-methods approach, drawing on a combination of evidence from 28 completed and ongoing projects, and primary data collection and field visits to assess the extent to which:
- GEF support at the country and regional levels has delivered on outcomes and impacts over time;
- country-level programs and projects are aligned and consistent with the broader regional objectives over time; and
- GEF agencies and executing partners have generated and used data, evidence, and learning in development and continuous improvement of various projects supported by the GEF.