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


Foreword and acknowledgements
Executive summary
Ensuring effective adaptation to climate change3 chapters available
Assessing national climate change adaptation
Effective monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation
National tools for monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation
Emerging country indicators to monitor and evaluate adaptation6 chapters available
Proposed indicators for Kenya's climate change action plan
Goals and outcomes in Philippines' climate change action plan
Indicators used to evaluate adaptation in the United Kingdom
Proposed indicators for monitoring the German adaptation strategy
Australia's proposed climate adaptation assessment framework
Measures and actions in France's national adaptation plan
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