2016 UNDP-GEF Annual Performance Report

The 2016 Annual Performance Report of the UNDP Global Environmental Finance (UNDP-GEF) Unit highlights how UNDP's partnership with environmental vertical funds has helped to transform markets, empower and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities, and build the capacity of countries to safeguard their natural capital as the foundation of sustainable development. 2016 marked UNDP’s 50th year as a leader in international development, and the 25th year of the outstanding partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF). 

The ‘Demonstrating Impact’ section of this report provides a snapshot of progress made in delivering impact in 143 countries through 810 active projects. The ‘Gender in Action’ section features areas of impact including: supporting women’s economic empowerment, closing gender gaps in natural resource management, and building gender responsive national policies. Infographics highlighting global and regional results and alignment of UNDP-GEF’s work with the SDGs are present throughout the report.  Also, included for the first time, is a corporate scorecard that tracks the efficiency and effectiveness of the portfolio of GEF-financed projects, demonstrating UNDP’s commitment to deliver value for money to those who support UNDP’s mission.