Geeta Batra is Chief Evaluation Officer and Deputy Director at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). She has 28 years of experience in international development and evaluation in the private sector and at the World Bank. For ten years, she worked with the World Bank on private sector operations and advisory services, and over the last eighteen years she has worked as an evaluator – first, at the IFC heading the global unit for results and evaluation of advisory services, at the World Bank managing the portfolio of country and corporate evaluations in the Independent Evaluation Unit, and with the GEF IEO conducting and managing evaluations focusing on environmental interventions. In addition to managerial responsibilities, she continues to publish evaluation findings in journals and World Bank Group Publications.
II-d: Evaluation at the Nexus of Environment and Development
For evaluation to remain relevant in today’s world, it must recognize the interconnectedness of the human and natural systems. As evaluators, we must see the larger picture in which the interventions we evaluate operate. We can no longer evaluate projects and programs in isolation, based only on their internal logic, as if they existed in a vacuum.
Instructor(s)Juha Uitto, Geeta Batra
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