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					  GEO Paris Workshop;
  Quick Highlights and
      Implications

            Ed Washburn
United States Environmental Protection
               Agency
     Report to GEO ADC Meeting
         September 22, 2008
 Paris Workshop Highlights
Attendance at GEO Workshop Sept 10-12
– Over 20 people participated
– Diversity of GEO members/organizations
– IEG-World Bank and GEF teleconferences
GEO-IV Plenary Document 26
– Recognize M&E framework; clear implications
    Broad M&E context for GEOSS implementation
    T3 opportunity (refine Targets as outcomes)
    Workplan Tasks revision and GEOSS Roadmap
    Accommodate ex ante impact assessments
Implications for GEO-V Plenary
 Acceptance of M& E framework
 Commitment to conduct initial evaluation of
 GEOSS implementation by Jan. 2010
 Recognize ad hoc M&E task force – propose
 GEO M&E working group (TOR)
 Outline of Path forward:
 –   Guided by IEG-WB Sourcebook (2007)
 –   Pathfinder mode – No comparable initiative or M&E
 –   Tailored to GEOSS implementation
 –   Degree of independence of evaluation and credibility

				
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