Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:30:05 +0200
- Eldis Manual
Adaptation made to measure: a guidebook to the design and results-based monitoring of climate change adaptation projects
- Given that international climate financing requires clear adaptation-related results verification, this guidebook by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) proposes a method for results-based project design and monitoring. Intended for the use of GIZ personnel, representatives of governments, other bilateral donors and non-governmental organisations, this document seeks to answer to the following questions.
- What constitutes an adaptation project and what does not?
- Which specific factors must be accounted for when defining cause-effect correlations and indicators?
- How does this affect results-based monitoring?
- Step one is about assessing the context for adaptation; outcomes include indentifying adaptation needs and setting adaptation priorities.
- Step two is for determining the basic orientation of a project on the basis of the context for adaptation identified in the first step. The following three dimensions with specific relevance for adaptation projects are described: building adaptive capacity, measures for reducing identified risks/vulnerabilities (adaptation actions) and the successful achievement of development despite climate change.
- Step three provides guidance for devising the strategic orientation, including setting the project up in conjunction with partners and identifying the underlying assumptions of the results framework.
- Step four is about defining indicators and determining a pre-project context (baseline); outcomes include the selection of special methods for results measurement (as needed).
- Step five is for operationalising the results-based monitoring system. By this step, monitoring has been operationalised and put into place. In this phase, suitable procedures are put in place to establish a close integration between project steering and the results-based monitoring system. The final outcome is the dissemination of knowledge beyond the project.