Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are critical steps in the ongoing process of adaptation that allow us to understand what is working and identify areas for improvement. This toolkit contains a number of resources to 1) introduce adaptation professionals to monitoring and evaluation and their potential benefits, 2) support the preparation for and execution of adaptation evaluations, and 3) explain how to work with evaluation consultants.
Evaluation enables data-driven decision-making and helps organizations assess their work to identify what worked, what didn’t work, and why. Resilience Metrics, a website that provides guidance on monitoring and evaluation throughout the adaptation process, outlines five key reasons to evaluate adaptation projects and programs:
- Effective communication and public engagement
- More deliberate planning and decision-making
- More persuasive justification of adaptation expenditures
- Better accountability and governance
- Deeper learning and better adaptive management
Visitors can click through the sections below on the toolkit website to find information and vetted resources that correspond to their level of experience and specific interests:
- What is evaluation?
- Preparing for an evaluation
- Conducting an evaluation
- Working with an evaluator
- Stakeholder engagement and communication
- Case studies