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Sustainability as Evaluative Minefield; on Systems Perspectives and the IDEAS General Assembly 2015

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By: Rob D. van den Berg, President, International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
On: Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015

Sustainability used to mean that a project would need to demonstrate that the benefits it generated would continue after the project’s end. From relatively simple checks in evaluations, sustainability has changed into a conceptual minefield.

The Answer is 42. On Data, Information and Knowledge

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By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Monday, May 25, 2015

A recent discussion with some colleagues on the differences between data, knowledge and information made me realize that there still is a lot of confusion when it comes to the use of terms; confusion that goes well beyond my earlier blog post on indicators, measures and metrics.

Protected Areas: PADDD and Poor Governance go Hand-in-hand

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By: Najeeb Khan, Short Term Consultant, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Monday, May 18, 2015

Governments around the world should be striving to increase the number of protected areas (PAs) for the benefit of future generations, but there is increasing evidence that we may be moving in the opposite direction. What are the causes? What can we do about it?

Building Adaptive Learning Systems for NRM and CCA Outcomes and Sustainable Inclusive Growth

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By: Stephanie Hodge, Consultant, Gaia Consulting
On: Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

This blog intends to make two main points: 1. Using NRM and CCA knowledge as an input to increase knowledge capital is critical to inclusive growth and sustainable development; 2. NRM and CCA knowledge systems should be included in the baseline analysis for project design to inform policy-making and systemic responses.

Patrons and Partners in Climate Compatible Development: The Water Filter Story

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By: Jasmine Hyman, PhD Candidate, Yale University
On: Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015

This blog from Jasmine Hyman of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies explains how the distribution systems of climate-compatible development projects can have important effects on the project's long-term impact.