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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Does Credit Affect Deforestation? Evidence from a Rural Credit Policy in the Brazilian Amazon

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By: Romero Rocha, Climate Policy Initiative
On: Monday, Mar 18, 2013

Romero Rocha, a senior analyst at Climate Policy Initiative, summarizes an assessment of the impact of Brazil's rural credit policy on deforestation. Senior analyst Clarissa Costalonga e Gandour also contributed to this piece.

Climate change: why is learning and acting so hard?

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By: Lawrence Haddad, Institute of Development Studies
On: Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013

Lawrence Haddad outlines issues on knowledge and learning in the context of development and climate change. He gave the opening remarks for the two-day climate change knowledge exchange 'Acting on what we know and how we learn for climate and development policy' at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK last 5-6 March 2013. The blog was originally published in Development Horizons.

Last March 5 IDS welcomed 80 participants to a learning event on how we learn...

Looking beyond project outputs in climate mitigation evaluation

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By: Kelly Hewitt,
On: Saturday, Mar 02, 2013

Kelly Hewitt delivered the following message for the Climate Change M&E Panel of the Evaluation Conclave 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal:

Please, let me start by saying that though I and my colleague Kapil Thukral, serve on the Evaluation Oversight Committee for the current CIFs global evaluation, it is my separate, independent and individual professional observations as an evaluator that guide my comments this morning. So with that let's move on.

11 Sessions I Plan to Attend During the Evaluation Conclave 2013

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By: Andrew Zubiri, Content Moderator, Climate Investment Funds
On: Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

From 26 February to 1 March 2013, hundreds of evaluators will pilgrimage to Kathmandu, Nepal for the Evaluation Conclave 2013. The four-day congregation will consist of about 70 sessions on everything evaluation, from theories of change to outcome mapping. Six to seven presentations will occur simultaneously at any given time. With so many options to choose from, it's easy to lose track of sessions which will cover topics on or related to climate change and development evaluation.

In India, Renewable Energy Certificates are missing the target

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By: gireesh Shrimali, Monterey Institute of International Studies
On: Monday, Feb 11, 2013

Gireesh Shrimali, an Assistant Professor of Energy Economics and Business at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), summarizes in this blog an assessment of India's renewable portfolio standard strategy.

In 2008, India's National Action Policy on Climate Change set a renewable portfolio standard, called the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO), to produce 15% of the country's electricity with renewable energy sources by 2020. Further, under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, the Indian government aims to develop 20,000 MW of solar energy by 2022.

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