An Impact Evaluation of the Global Environment Fund (GEF)/ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Support to Protected Areas (PAs) and PA Systems was completed in October 2015. This joint impact evaluation was conducted by the Independent Evaluation Offices of the GEF and UNDP. From the GEF Impact Evaluation Office (IEO) perspective, this evaluation fits within an ongoing set of impact evaluations covering each of its focal areas, and provided an important set of findings for the GEF 5th Overall Performance Study (OPS5). For UNDP IEO, this constitutes the first in a set of impact evaluations of UNDP programming, and builds on the findings and conclusions of a recent thematic evaluation focused on the nexus of issues linking UNDP poverty and environmental protection support to countries.
A copy of the summary and full unedited Impact Evaluation of GEF/UNDP Support to PAs and PA Systems reports are available from the GEF website.