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Climate-Eval at National Evaluation Conference 2013 in Brazil

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Thursday, Sep 26, 2013

The attention of the international development community will in the days ahead be focused on Sao Paolo, Brazil which is hosting the Third International conference on National Evaluation Capacities (NEC).

More than 160 participants carefully drawn from evaluation associations, government agencies, and international organizations will be in Sao Paolo to seek innovative solutions to the following three major challenges to evaluation: credibility, independence and use.

The Importance of Negative Evidence

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By: Rob D. van den Berg, President, International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
On: Friday, Sep 20, 2013

Rob Van Den Berg is the  Director of the Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office (GEFEO). The original version of this article appeared in the September 2013 edition of Evaluation Connections, the monthly newsletter of the European Evaluation Society (EES).

Guidelines to Climate Mitigation Evaluations

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013

Berlin-based renewable energy policy expert and former program officer at the Global Environment Facility, Christine Wörlen has detailed out clear guidelines to help those evaluating climate mitigation interventions at local, national, sectoral or global levels.

In India, the Solar Mission is meeting the target for solar PV but not for solar thermal

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By: gireesh Shrimali, Monterey Institute of International Studies
On: Thursday, Jul 25, 2013

In 2010, India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) set a target to develop 20,000 MW of solar energy by 2022.

This target was to be achieved in three phases: Phase 1 by early 2013; Phase 2 and 3 by 2017 and 2022 respectively. Phase 1 was further implemented in two batches: Batch 1 with capacity targets for solar PV and solar thermal; and Batch 2 with a capacity target for solar PV only.

Could one of the cheapest Concentrated Solar Power plants be a turning point for this technology?

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By: Gianleo Frisari , Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative (PCI)
On: Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013

Gianleo Frisari is a fellow at Climate Policy Initiative, an organization that analyzes the effectiveness of the most important energy and land use policies around the world.

Has Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) finally turned the corner, going from an emerging technology (albeit with 20 years of history) to an (almost) commercially-ready one?