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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Strengthening Evaluation Capacity in Organisations to Improve Adaptation Outcomes

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By: Nathalie Beaulieu, Independent Consultant, Concert-Eau
On: Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

In 2016, the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) program invited us to prepare a working paper to share lessons learned while strengthening evaluation capacity of researchers involved in the Climate Change Adaptation program in Africa (CCAA). This experience, and our subsequent reflection, convinced us that developing evaluation capacity is key to developing adaptive capacity.

Rethinking Evaluation - Sustaining a Focus on Sustainability

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By: Caroline Heider, Director General, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) - World Bank Group
On: Tuesday, Jun 06, 2017

Rethinking Sustainability

Looking back on years of using the sustainability evaluation criterion, one has to ask - how well have we done? The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have brought renewed attention to sustainability. Although the DAC evaluation framework includes sustainability as one of its five criteria, looking back on years of using this DAC evaluation criterion, one has to ask - how well have we done? And here I mean in...

Adaptation strategies in the Gandaki River Basin of Nepal: Need for Transformational change

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By: Bimal Raj Regmi, Governance Specialist, ICIMOD
On: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Climate change adaptation practices are comprised of local knowledge and practices. These autonomous and planned interventions are designed to reduce risk and enhance the resilience of vulnerable households and communities with respect to their livelihoods and economic well-being.

Overcoming Challenges in a Shifting Landscape - Building Resilience

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By: Caroline Heider, Director General, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) - World Bank Group
On: Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Resilience is based on complex connections between social, environmental, and economic domains.

Building resilience has and continues to be central to the human endeavor. Extreme events have caused harm, shock, and suffering for centuries. At the same time, they have stimulated innovation, technological advancements, and adaptation—hallmarks of resilience under challenging circumstances.

Learning that Can't Wait - CIF Learning and Evaluation Initiative

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By: Joe Dickman, Senior Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Climate Investment Funds
On: Monday, Apr 03, 2017

co-authored with Anna Williams

Urgency is a word often associated with climate change. The scale and urgency of the climate crisis demands scaled-up action to prevent a range of future—and current—consequences: from extreme weather events, to poor air quality affecting the health of millions and shifting weather patterns jeopardizing agricultural production and water supplies.

Urgency, though, is not typically a word associated with evaluation or learning.

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