The Adaptation M&E Navigator: A Decision Support Tool for the Selection of Suitable Approaches to Monitor and Evaluate Adaptation to Climate Change

Timo Leiter
Posted on: 5/28/2024 - Updated on: 5/30/2024

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Abstract

With increasing implementation of climate change adaptation policies and projects as well as continued integration of adaptation into planning processes, there is an increasing need to understand the results of these adaptation interventions. Are they achieving their objectives? Are they actually leading to a reduction in vulnerability to climate change?

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can help answer these questions. However, due to the context specific and cross-sectoral nature of adaptation there is no one-size fits all approach to M&E. 

The Adaptation M&E Navigator helps to select a suitable M&E approach by providing a list of specific M&E purposes and matching them to relevant approaches. Key characteristics of each approach are highlighted to enable informed decision making. The Adaptation M&E Navigator also provides links to further guidance and examples from practice. The chapter outlines the rationale and structure of the Adaptation M&E Navigator and how it can be used in practice.

This is a chapter from the full book, Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development. Both PDFs are attached below. The Adaptation M&E Navigator is available as online tool on www.AdaptationCommunity.net.

Citation

Timo Leiter. "Chapter 18 The Adaptation M&E Navigator: A Decision Support Tool for the Selection of Suitable Approaches to Monitor and Evaluate Adaptation to Climate Change." Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development, edited by Juha I. Uitto, Jyotsna Puri, Rob D. van den Berg, Springer Nature, 2017, pp. 327-341.

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