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Observing climate for Climate Change and Development: what kind of data, how long, and why?

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By: Luisa Cristini,
On: Monday, Dec 17, 2012

In this blog, Dr. Luisa Cristini, a climatologist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, draws on her experience working on climate-related disasters in the Asia-Pacific region, to explain the different kinds of observational data gathered by climatologists and how it can be applied to climate change adaptation policies, interventions and related evaluations.

New threats to progress: the ADB evaluates its work on disaster prevention and recovery

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By: Vinod Thomas, Director General, Independent Evaluation Department / ADB
On: Monday, Dec 10, 2012

Dr. Vinod Thomas, director general for Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), shares insights from the ADB's recent evaluation of its work responding to natural disasters, both prevention and recovery, linked to Climate Change.

Follow-up to Webinar on Guidelines for Climate Mitigation Evaluations

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By: Christine Wörlen, Senior Evaluation Consultant, Arepo Consult Germany
On: Friday, Nov 30, 2012

Christine Woerlen outlines the content of her recent webinar and answers some of the questions raised in more detail.  The webinar-recording and the slides are now available.

Guidelines for Climate Change Mitigation Evaluations: Part II

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By: Christine Wörlen, Senior Evaluation Consultant, Arepo Consult Germany
On: Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

by Dr. Christine Woerlen*, Sr. Consultant, GEF Evaluation Office

Since my last blog post in July - guidelines for climate change mitigation evaluations part I, part II has been completed. So now it's time to summarize what can be found in the guidelines.

IEG's Evaluation of Climate Adaptation at the World Bank Group

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By: Ken Chomitz, Senior Advisor, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) - World Bank Group
On: Monday, Nov 12, 2012

By Ken Chomitz*, Sr. Advisor at the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank

As the readers of this blog know, climate change adaptation is a sprawling and confounding concept, challenging both to pursue and to evaluate. IEG has just completed a wide-ranging assessment of the World Bank Group experience with adaptation, and I wanted to share with our fellow evaluators some highlights of how we approached the problem, and what we learned.

For us, the key was to distinguish three ways to adapt. You can do things that reduce vulnerability both today and...