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The Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has started the Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) programme to be able to keep track of GCF projects in terms of performance and results and to enhance learning within the GCF.

The purpose of the Impact Evaluation(IE) is to measure the change in GCA key result areas that can be attributed to project activities. The LORTA programme will inform on returns on GCF investments and help GCF projects track implementation fidelity. The IE will be a clustered phase-in design, whereby the clusters are UPs. In this setup, all eligible households will eventually receive treatment as planned. The only deviation from the original plan is that treatment is rolled out to several groups of eligible households progressively. The evaluation team proposes a rollout in two phases, whereby the LH interventions will be implemented only in the first group during Phase 1 and extended to the second group during Phase 2.

Table: Possible phase-in of LH interventions with two groups


Treatment Group

Comparison Group


Group 1

No. of UPs: 25

No. of wards: 65*

No. of LH beneficiaries: 16,340**

Group 2

No. of UPs: 14

No. of wards: 36*

No. of LH beneficiaries: 9,150**


Group 1 + Group 2

No. of UPs: 39

No. of wards: 101

No. of LH beneficiaries: 25,490


Note: *Estimated before randomization based on the average number of wards per UP. ** Estimated before randomization based on the average number of LH beneficiaries per UP.

Source: C4ED, based on beneficiary lists shared by the project.


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This Policy is based on the following principles:

  • Principle 1: Maximize access to information. GCA reaffirms its commitment to transparency in all of its activities and therefore seeks to maximize access to any documents and information that it produces and to information in its possession that is not on the list of exceptions as set out in its Policy.
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