Climate Eval 2014: IEO Director Juha Uitto

Climate Eval 2014: IEO Director Juha Uitto

Evaluation is a powerful tool for policymakers to understand what climate projects works and what do not, says Juha Uitto, director of the Independent Evaluation Office at the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

‘We have to learn for what has worked so far and in what specific situations. This conference is really part of that process,” he says.

About the conference:

Second International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development

Washington, November 4-6, 2014

The conference brings together evaluation professionals, academics, policymakers and other stakeholders from developed and developing countries with the purpose of fostering the exchange of ideas and methods to evaluate climate change and sustainable development.

The conference is a follow-up to the first international conference which was held in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2008. Over 200 attendees participated in that conference which resulted in creation of the Climate-Eval community of practice, and the publication of the authoritative book, ”Evaluating Climate Change and Development”, that was the first one focusing on the topic.