Blogs

We collect knowledge-rich blogs from evaluators and persons both within and without our community. These blogs offer writers the opportunity to narrate in less formal writing styles their personal evaluation experiences, capture evaluation findings in easy-to-understand ways while engaging the community with other relevant knowledge.

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Insurance against weather risk: A quasi-experimental evaluation of weather index insurance impacts on productivity and welfare

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By: Yesuf Awel, PhD fellow, United Nations University (UNU)
On: Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014

Hello! I am Yesuf and I would like to communicate to you my work (co-authored with Théophile T. Azomahou) scheduled to be presented at the 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development. The title of our study is Insurance against weather risk: A quasi-experimental evaluation of weather index insurance impacts on productivity and welfare. 

Musings on maladaptation, and how to measure it.

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By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Friday, Oct 10, 2014
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.

Adaptation processes in agriculture and food security: Insights from evaluating behavioral changes in West Africa

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By: Jacques Somda, Regional Program Officer, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
On: Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014

Hello, my name is Jacques Somda, and I would like to share a blog with you about the paper I intend to present at the 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development.  This paper focuses on evaluating the adaptive capacities in human systems in relation with agriculture and food security at the community level in West African countries. It aims to highlight approaches and domains of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of behavioral changes which can be used to formulate adaptive capacity indicators. The study was conducted through the CGIAR’s research program on...

What Do Evaluations Tell Us about Climate Change Adaptation? A Realist Review

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By: Takaaki Miyaguchi, Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University
On: Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

This is a co-authored piece by the following authors: Takaaki Miyaguchi(Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University (Japan), takaaki@fc.ritsumei.ac.jp) and Juha I. Uitto(Director, GEF Independent Evaluation Office, juitto@thegef.org)

Meeting the Climate Challenge: Lessons From and About Evaluation

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By: Ken Chomitz, Senior Advisor, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) - World Bank Group
On: Monday, Sep 29, 2014

We now know the urgency and criticality of the climate challenge.  We know well what needs to be done: stabilize greenhouse gases in the atmosphere or risk catastrophic warming; and prepare for the impacts already, irreversibly, in train.

Just one question: how?

Responding to opportunities and obstacles

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