Meet the Funding Partners

The Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) is supported by generous funding partners that contribute to a trust fund managed by the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group. GEI works closely with our funding partners to maximize our impact, and we gratefully acknowledge their guidance and continued support. 

In addition to supporting GEI financially, our funding partners also carry out a variety of evaluation capacity development (ECD) initiatives under the GEI umbrella. These activities include partnering with local and regional stakeholders, promoting evaluation and the use of evidence in global platforms, serving on advisory boards for global ECD initiatives, and more. 

Our funding partners include: 

  • Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P.
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ)
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development, Independent Office of Evaluation (IFAD IOE)
  • Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Evaluation and Oversight (IADB OVE)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands 
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority (Sida)
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Independent Office of Evaluation (UNDP IOE)
  • World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)


Ana Maria Linares

Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG)

"The 2018 Evaluation Policy Framework of the IDBG tasks OVE with the mandate to help member countries build robust monitoring and evaluation systems to support evidence-based policymaking for effective development in Latin America and the Caribbean."

Henning Nohr

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

“Danida mainly contributes to development results through our national implementing partners. The capacity of our national partners to monitor and evaluate outcomes of our contributions is key for the success of Danish development assistance in our priority countries. GEI will be an important platform to develop these capacities in partnership with other development partners”
Peter van der Knaap

Peter van der Knaap

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

“Support to the development of evaluation capacity, both in the Netherlands and in partner countries, is one of the statutory tasks as defined in the IOB protocol. We are looking forward to teaming up with like-minded organizations in order to increase the coherence and efficiency of our ECD interventions.”

Isabelle Mercier

Director, International Assistance Evaluation, Global Affairs, Canada

“Supporting governments in incorporating culturally-inclusive and gender-responsive systems and practices in building their capacity for evidence is a key priority for us. To that end, participating in the Global Evaluation Initiative will help us contribute to the current knowledge base and resources on culturally-inclusive and gender-sensitive M&E systems and capacity-building.” The support from Global Affairs Canada will help GEI incorporate gender-related resources in its efforts with governments, including activities, such as building gender analyses into evaluation activities, gender-sensitive capacity development activities, gender-responsive evaluation, and gender budgeting.