Advisory Documents

Achieving transformation through GEF investments

Achieving transformation through GEF investments

The GEF seeks transformative investments to deliver systemic change and durable global environmental benefits. What qualifies as a transformative goal should be clearly specified and plausible. STAP recommends that the GEF should require that a transformative investment involves a pathway to durable change at a sufficient scale to deliver a step improvement in one or more global environmental benefits. This information brief recommends that the GEF should: be clear which investments in its portfolio are expected to be truly transformative, and for these; test the goals of the investments to ensure they have sufficiently transformative ambition; and ensure that the design of the activities provide credible pathways to achieve this transformative ambition.