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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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Is Climate-smart development and economic Prosperity Mutually Exclusive?

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Monday, Jun 30, 2014

Many in the Climate skeptic community have peddled the notion that climate-smart development and economic growth are mutually exclusive. And too often, this narrative has dominated mainstream climate change debate.

With governments at all levels often preoccupied with delivering jobs, stimulating their economies and spurring competition, it might look like environmental and economic prosperity are mutually exclusively.

How Effective is the ADB in Facilitating Access to Climate Finance?

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014

A real-time evaluation of the Asian Development Bank

In the context of climate change, real-time evaluations are used to provide timely and useful information needed to progressively assess the implementation of interventions. Unlike summative evaluations, findings from real-time evaluation help make rapid adjustments and improvements to ongoing activities and subsequently help ex-post evaluations.

The Asian...

RB Santos’ Guide to a Winning Abstract

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By: Romeo Santos, Professor, University of Philippines
On: Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014

The 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development has been confirmed for November 4-6, 2014 in Washington DC. A call for Abstracts has been communicated and June 30 identified as deadline for submission of proposals.

Evaluating Impact of Low Carbon Policies and Programs

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Low carbon development gained prominence at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen. Since then, many countries have established low emissions growth strategies aligned to their national development plans. But as countries seek to invest in low carbon initiatives in order to reduce poverty and achieve the overarching goal of sustainable development, it is still not certain what works and what does not.

Governments, Non Governmental Organizations, businesses and the development parners at all levels are creating new low carbon programs and establishing energy...

Adjustments to Indian Renewable Energy Policies Could Save up to 78% in Subsidies

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By: gireesh Shrimali, Monterey Institute of International Studies
On: Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014

Recently, the Government of India announced plans to award licenses for an additional one gigawatt of solar in the next year – about half the capacity of the Hoover Dam and enough to meet the energy needs of two million people. This move is part of India’s already ambitious targets for renewable energy that aim to address rising energy demand, decrease the country’s dependence on fossil fuel imports, and mitigate climate change.

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