Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative in the Greater Mekong Subregion
ONGOING EVALUATION. This approach paper sets out the background, details of the selected technical assistance (TA) projects including evaluation findings and lessons, evaluation scope and approach, requisite data sources, and tentative resource and schedule requirements of this evaluation. The evaluation will assess to what extent the overall objective of integrating sound environmental system, biodiversity conservation, and climate resilient measures into the GMS Economic Cooperation Program has been achieved. The evaluation will review the achievements of Phase 1 and the expected achievements of Phase 2. More specifically, it will examine the progress on several issues including the extent and sustainability of outcomes, ownership, institutional capacity development, and reforming institutional arrangement of Environment Operations Center for better function and accrued impact and outputs. The governance mechanism of donors as well as impact of the scope changes will be examined.