Validated Terminal Review of GEMS/Water

Evaluation Office of UNEP (2022-08)

This is the Validated Terminal Review of GEMS/Water (Contributing to the UNEP Projects: “Water Quality: Strengthening the normative basis for planning, monitoring, and managing water quality for aquatic ecosystems” (2015-2018, PIMS ID 01845) and “Capacity building for national and regional environmental information and knowledge management” (2018-2022, PIMS ID 02020). The report covers implementation of GEMS/Water between 2015 and 2022. The project's overall development goal was to improve water resource management and use at a global level. The review sought to assess project performance (in terms of relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency), and determine outcomes and impacts (actual and potential) stemming from the project, including their sustainability. The review has two primary purposes: (i) to provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, and (ii) to promote learning, feedback, and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned among UNEP and the relevant agencies of the project participating countries.

Terminal Project Evaluations