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Climate Change Adaptation Indicator Good Practice Draft Study Report Available for Comments!

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Over the past months I have been working together with my colleague Punji Leagnavar on the good practice study on ‘Indicator Development, Selection and Use Principles for Climate Change Adaptation M&E’. The study is commissioned by the Climate-Eval community of practice and undertaken by the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility.
At this point we proudly present to you the draft study report, which is available for commenting.

Musings on maladaptation, and how to measure it.

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As part of the study on Indicator Development, Selection and Use Principles for Climate Change Adaptation M&E we are looking at good practice examples in indicator development to measure climate change adaptation success. This in itself implies that adaptation can also be unsuccessful, which does not necessarily mean that harm is done. It could mean that something ‘just didn’t work’. But there are instances of unsuccessful adaptation that result in people being worse off than before. This is what I would call maladaptation.

What's in a name? On indicators, measures and metrics

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Working on the upcoming study on Indicator Development, Selection and Use Principles for Climate Change Adaptation M&E I was reading through a wide selection of adaptation M&E frameworks. After a while I started to notice the different ways in which authors talked about indicators, measures and metrics. The definitions of the terms 'indicator', 'measure' and 'metric' vary across agencies and are often used interchangeably, though there are subtle differences. But what is really the difference between an indicator, measure and metric?!

Good Practice Study on Indicator Principles for Climate Change Adaptation M&E

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Over the past years, Climate-Eval has commissioned state-of-the-art studies to facilitate evaluations of climate change mitigation and adaptation. The latest two studies focused on climate change mitigation, while two earliers studies focused on M&E in relation to climate change adaptation. As a follow-up on the two adaptation focused studies of 2008 and 2011, Climate-Eval recently reopened the discussion that started end 2012 on the need for more guidance on indicator development for adaptation M&E.

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