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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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Developing countries not yet adapted to floods, droughts and storm, says IEG

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Thursday, Jul 04, 2013

A new report from the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank, “developing countries are not yet well adapted even to current climate risks: floods, droughts and storm. Yet those risks are becoming harsher as the world warms, climate extremes become more intense, and the oceans rise – the consequences of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.”

Should the next UNFCCC COP have a session on evaluations?

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013

The 19th conference of the parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in the Polish city of Warsaw from November 11 – 22, 2013.

Thousands of delegates from across the world are expected in Warsaw to continue consideration of a legally binding agreement to deal with climate change beyond 2020.

But while the spotlight may be on the ability of negotiators to harsh a strong and universally binding deal to address the growing effects of climate change as well as the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the growing portfolio of...

How better monitoring and law enforcement saved 59,500 sq. km of the Amazon – an area the size of a small country

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By: Romero Rocha, Climate Policy Initiative
On: Thursday, Jun 20, 2013

The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest, but protecting it from illegal deforestation is a challenge nearly as immense as the forest itself. In a previous study, CPI has discussed explanations for a slowdown in the rate of forest clearings observed in the 2000s. In a new study, DETERring Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, we take a step further and answer...

Under Utilization of Climate Change Evaluations results from Poor Media Strategy. Do you agree?

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013

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The Importance of Negative Evidence

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Director of the Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office (GEFEO), Rob Van Den Berg has told an audience that negative evidence emanating from evaluations is vital to tackling global problems afresh. Mr Van Den Berg was speaking during a panel discussion at the recent General Assembly of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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