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Welcome to the IEU podcast series 'The Evaluator'! We feature experts from the world of evaluation and in a variety of fields relevant to addressing climate change. To learn more about the work of the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) of the Green Climate Fund, please visit our website at ieu.greenc… read more

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“The Evaluator’ Episode 13: REDD+, Cancun Safeguards, and the GCF’s pilot programme

July 14th, 2021


This episode of the Evaluator features two renowned REDD+ experts: Ms. Maria Garcia Espinosa, Senior Policy Advisor at Climate Law and Policy; and …

'The Evaluator' Episode 12: Addressing gender and climate change together

May 11th, 2021


This episode of The Evaluator features Dr. Jeannette Gurung, Founder & Executive Director of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and …

‘The Evaluator’ Episode 11: Evaluating the GCF’s Adaptation Portfolio

March 30th, 2021


How does the GCF go about financing adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries? What does its adaptation portfolio look like? Where …

'The Evaluator' Episode 10: What does it take to convince farmers to buy crop insurance for climate resilience? A case study.

March 2nd, 2021


Does crop insurance improve farmers’ livelihoods in the face of climate change? If so, what does it take to convince them to buy it?

In this podcast, Dr. Nathanial Peterson, Vice President of Partnerships at the Busara …

'The Evaluator' Episode 9: GEO6 and Freshwater

February 4th, 2021


This episode of The Evaluator features Dr. Ania Grobicki, Deputy Director of External Affairs at the GCF. She was one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of the Freshwater chapter of the UN Environment’s 6th Global …

'The Evaluator' Episode 8: Waterbird conservation on an international scale

January 10th, 2021


This episode of The Evaluator features Doug Watkins of the East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership, a network of partners working to protect migratory waterbirds, their habitat and the livelihoods of people dependent …

'The Evaluator' Episode 7: Towards reforestation in the DPRK

December 21st, 2020


This episode of The Evaluator features Dr Bernhard Seliger of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, a German NGO with an office in South Korea. One of their …

'The Evaluator' Episode 6: Measuring change with randomized controlled trials: The story of the G-Saver.

November 30th, 2020


This episode of 'The Evaluator' features Professor Hyun Shin, Associate Professor of Marketing at Hanyang University and editor of the Korea edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

In the podcast, Professor …

'The Evaluator' Episode 5: Dr. Jyotsna Puri (Jo) on the importance of trusted evidence

November 1st, 2020


In episode 5, we conclude the second part of our interview with Dr Jyotsna Puri (Jo), the Head of the IEU. Appointed by the GCF Board in 2017, Jo built the IEU from the ground up to a team of 28 members today. She has …

'The Evaluator' Episode 4: Dr. Jyotsna Puri (Jo) on the past, present and future of the IEU

October 18th, 2020


In episode 4, we talk to Dr Jyotsna Puri (Jo), the head of the IEU. Appointed by the GCF Board in 2017, Jo built the IEU from the ground up to a team of 28 members today. She has worked tirelessly to ensure that the IEU …

'The Evaluator' Episode 3: COVID-19, Governance and the New Normal

September 25th, 2020


In episode 3, we interview Dr Unni Karunakara for his latest thoughts on the global race to combat COVID-19. How do we balance citizens’ right to privacy and contact tracing for COVID-19? How do we proceed from here? …

'The Evaluator' Episode 2: Behavioural Science and Climate Change

August 31st, 2020


Episode 2 looks at something that could help bridge the gap between the clear scientific evidence of climate change and the lack of effective climate …

'The Evaluator' Episode 1: COVID-19 and Developing Countries

August 8th, 2020


In this episode, we interview Dr. Unni Karunakara. He is currently a Shinhan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Yonsei University and a Visiting …

Introducing 'The Evaluator'

August 8th, 2020


The IEU is excited to announce the release of our new podcast series 'The Evaluator' which brings compelling insights on cutting-edge topics related to evaluation, climate action and development, featuring experts from …

IEU Talks Episode 9: Aligning agendas for climate change mitigation and food security

September 5th, 2019


In this episode Dr. Lini Wollenberg of the University of Vermont examines the global significance of agricultural and food system emissions as well …

IEU Talks Episode 8: Addressing commodity driven deforestation

September 5th, 2019


Stephen Donofrio of Forest Trends describes his organization's work with supply chains and the ecosystem marketplace.

Please note that Stephen makes frequent references to his powerpoint during his discussion. He also …

BONUS Episode 10: GCF Global Programming Conference

September 4th, 2019


This episode includes a special session from the Green Climate Fund’s Global Programming Conference that took place from August 19th to the 23rd in Songdo Korea. The session centered on catalyzing innovation and …

BONUS Episode 7: IEU Head Jo Puri Presents Forward-looking Performance Review at B.23

July 18th, 2019


In this exclusive bonus episode, we include Dr. Jo Puri's presentation to the GCF at the 23rd Meeting of the Board. This episode includes Executive Director of the GCF, Yannick Glemarec's management response as well as …

IEU Talks Episode 6: Humanitarian responses to climate change

June 18th, 2019


Dr. Unni Karunakara of Yonsei University delves into the determinants of adaptive migration and how environmental and public health professionals can …

IEU Talks Episode 5: Engaging the Private Sector in Impact Evaluation

June 10th, 2019


Dr. Edward Jackson of Carleton University and Institute of Development Studies (IDS) looks at strategies for incorporating the private sector in impact evaluation. His discussion took place during IEU's LORTA workshop …

IEU Talks Episode 4: Evaluation for Humans, Why Behavior Matters

June 10th, 2019


Elspeth Kirkman of the Behavioral Insights Team examines the importance of behavior when conducting evaluation. Her discussion took place during IEU's LORTA workshop in Mannheim, Germany on April 17.

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IEU Talks Episode 3: Art and Science of Becoming Faster, Smarter, Better

June 10th, 2019


Dr. Jyotsna (Jo) Puri of the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) provides an overview of impact evaluation methods. Her discussion took place during IEU's LORTA workshop in Mannheim, Germany on April 15.

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IEU Talks Episode 2: The Power of Impact Evaluation in Development Cooperation

June 10th, 2019


Dr. Jorg Faust of the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) discusses the power of impact evaluation in development cooperation. His discussion took place during IEU's LORTA workshop in Mannheim, Germany …

IEU Talks Episode 1: Climate Finance and Transboundary Risk

May 9th, 2019


Kevin M. Adams, Research Associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), delves into the components of transboundary risk and relation to …

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