Monitoring and evaluating climate adaptation: a review of GCCA experience

Authors: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Year: 2014

Summary: Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of adaptation to climate change is essential but is a young discipline, as yet with no universally agreed standards or practices for measuring how well an intervention reduces peoples’ climate vulnerability. However, several multi-country programmes are focusing on supporting adaptation activities in developing countries, and these programmes provide a good opportunity to see how M&E is taking place and to share the lessons. This briefing reports recommendations from a review of the European Union’s Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) initiative. The review examined how M&E is being undertaken within the GCCA programmes, and how M&E may contribute to national or regional evaluations of climate change adaptation