How can we Help Policy Makers Make Sense of Climate Change Evaluation Studies?

At various levels of Governments in the world, policy makers and those in decision-making positions are recieving evaluation reports regularly. While the methodology, conclusions and recommendations of some of the studies are clear and straight to the point, it is not the case for others.

“Policy makers have trouble evaluating whether the studies that passed their desk were sensible or not,” explains Dr Lykke Andersen, lead researcher with the Bolivian-based Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD).

Following an initiative of the Community of ANDEAN nations and with the financial support of the World Bank, government officials of three ANDEAN states (Bolivia, Peru and, Ecuador) received lessons on a ten-step guide of climate change impact evaluation.

This training was motivated by the a recognition within the Community of Andean nations that instead of contracting more climate change impact studies, “they (CAN) needed training in the design and evaluation of such studies,” said Dr Lykke in an interview granted Development Roast.

“So instead of spending US$75,000 on contracting yet another study, they decided to instead spend the money on training 75 government officials in methodologies to carry out such studies," explained Dr Lykke.

Wise move or not? Please feel free to share your thoughts, comments and opinion.

Click HERE for the full article thanks to Development Roast

Add comment

Plain text

  • Allowed HTML tags: <p> <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Latest Blogs

What is Safe Monitoring and Evaluation Practice in the 21st Century?

Monitoring and evaluation practice can do harm. It can harm:

the environment by prioritizing economic gain over species that have no voice
people who are invisible to us when we are in a position of power
by asking for...

The GEF and Cleantech: Evaluating Efforts to Build an Innovation Ecosystem

Global factors such as technological advances, lowered costs, available capital, consumer demand and climate change have been encouraging the development and deployment of clean technologies as part of low...

Recent FAO evaluation highlights the role of GEF in programmes addressing integrated natural resource management for sustainable food and agriculture systems

In November 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has released an evaluation of its contributions to integrated natural resource management for sustainable agriculture.

CIF Evaluation & Learning: What Are We Learning About the Big Issues in Climate Finance?

The scale and urgency of the climate crisis demands rapid action to prevent a range of consequences – from increased droughts and floods to huge economic losses and more extreme natural disasters.  

All major climate funds and...

Rethinking resilience, adaptation and transformation in a time of change

“How the world deals with large and serious problems is almost certainly going to shape our collective future” is the second line – and a promising start – in this edited Springer volume titled...