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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A Framework to Evaluate ‘LoCAL’ Projects in Southeast Asia

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

LoCAL is the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility. It is a United Nations facility for investment in local level climate resilience. The facility channels global adaptation finance to local governments - who are at the frontline of dealing with the effect of climate change - and enables them to invest in building local resilience.

The method for doing so is innovative: The LoCAL Facility connects to existing national intergovernmental fiscal transfer systems and...

How can we Help Policy Makers Make Sense of Climate Change Evaluation Studies?

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

At various levels of Governments in the world, policy makers and those in decision-making positions are recieving evaluation reports regularly. While the methodology, conclusions and recommendations of some of the studies are clear and straight to the point, it is not the case for others.

“Policy makers have trouble evaluating whether the studies that passed their desk were sensible or not,” explains Dr Lykke Andersen, lead researcher with the Bolivian-based Institute for Advanced Development Studies (INESAD).

Following an initiative of the Community of ANDEAN nations and...

Why Climate-Eval Must be Strengthened

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A few weeks ago, Climate-Eval online community of practice registered the membership of Guene Herve Jean-louis, consultant and researcher working with Burkina Faso’s National Institute of Statistics and Demography . Like many other people seeking membership of Climate-Eval, Guene was in need of specific information. In his case, he needed case studies on climate change and poverty. Once his membership granted him full access, he skimmed through the website, found some relevant...

Introducing New Moderator of Climate-Eval

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By: Rob D. van den Berg, President, International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
On: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

David Akana is the new moderator of Climate-Eval. He joins the Evaluation office of GEF with more than 15 years experience in environmental and climate change reportage with specific focus on climate change adaptation in Africa. Akana who has interviewed high profile environment personalities and world leaders including Presidents Obasanjo of Nigeria, Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, and Ely Mouhemed Vall of David Akana...

Cutting Down Trees for Emergency Cash: Why Access to Credit Can Make PES Programs More Effective

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By: Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University
On: Monday, May 13, 2013

Seema Jayachandran, Associate Professor of Economics Northwestern University, Affiliated Professor and Health Co-Chair, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), writes a follow-up blog on PES programs. Click here to read her previous blog for climate-eval published on April 22, 2013.

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