National Climate Change Adaptation
Emerging Practices in Monitoring and Evaluation
Developing countries are increasingly moving towards more strategic national policies
and plans, the effectiveness of which will depend upon proper assessment of a given
country’s vulnerability to climate change. This report draws upon emerging monitoring
and evaluation practices across developed and developing countries to identify four
tools that countries can draw upon in their own assessment frameworks: 1) climate
change risk and vulnerability assessments, 2) indicators to monitor progress on adaptation
priorities, 3) project and programme evaluations to identify effective adaptation
approaches, and 4) national audits and climate expenditure reviews.
The appropriate mix of tools to monitor and evaluate national climate-change adaptation
will to a large extent be determined by data availability, monitoring and evaluation
capacity, and the ability to bring together the producers and the users of relevant
climate information. The report also examines how development co-operation providers
can support partner countries in their efforts to monitor and evaluate adaptation.
Published on April 16, 2015Also available in: French