Evaluating Climate Change and Development (World Bank Series on Evaluation & Development)

Evaluating Climate Change and Development (World Bank Series on Evaluation & Development)

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Climate change has become one of the most important global issues of our time, with far-reaching natural, socio-economic, and political effects. To address climate change and development issues from the perspective of evaluation, an international conference was held in Alexandria, Egypt. This book distills the essence of that timely conference, building on the experiences of more than 400 reports and studies presented. Developing countries may be particularly vulnerable to the expected onslaught of higher temperatures, rising sea levels, changing waterfall patterns, and increasing natural disasters. All societies will have to reduce their vulnerability to these changes, and this book describes how vulnerabilities may be addressed in a systematic manner so that governments and local communities may better understand what is happening. Different approaches are also discussed, including the use of human security as a criterion for evaluation as well as ways to deal with risk and uncertainty. Evaluating Climate Change and Development presents a rich variety of methods to assess adaptation through monitoring and evaluation. The volume deals with climate change, development, and evaluation; challenges and lessons learned from evaluations; mitigation of climate change; adaptation to climate change; vulnerability, risks and climate change; and presents a concluding chapter on the road ahead. Collectively the authors offer a set of approaches and techniques for the monitoring and evaluation of climate change.

About Author

Rob D. van den Berg is director of evaluation at the Global Environment Facility in Washington, D.C. He is the co-editor of three books and author of more than twenty articles in the areas of policy formulation, evaluation, research and development cooperation, and the historical dimension of development. Osvaldo Feinstein is a consultant with the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. He is a senior adviser at the Spanish Evaluation Agency, professor at the Master in Evaluation of the Complutense University of Madrid, and a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research's Science Council Panel on Monitoring and Evaluation. He is also the series editor of Transaction's World Bank Series on Evaluation and Development.


Foreword Monique Barbut Introduction The Dual Challenges of Climate Change and Development Rob D. van den Berg and Osvaldo Feinstein Part I: Climate Change, Development, and Evaluation (Rob D. van den Berg and Osvaldo Feinstein, editors) 1. Food, Feed, Fuel, and Climate Change: Challenges, Threats, and Possible Actions Ismail Serageldin 2. Evaluating Climate Change and Development Robert Picciotto 3. Climate Change, Development, and Evaluation: Can Flexibility Mechanisms Promote Sustainable Development? Joyeeta Gupta Part II: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Evaluations (Rob D. van den Berg and Osvaldo Feinstein, editors) 4. Challenges for the Evaluation Community Osvaldo Feinstein 5. Early Lessons from Analysis of the AFD/FFEM Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Alain Ries, Koulm Dubus, and Jean David Naudet 6. Evaluation Techniques for Disaster Assistance Projects: Toward Multi-Disciplinary Approaches Claudine Voyadzis and Bastiaan de Laat 7. Using Impact Evaluation to Increase the Efficacy of Climate Change Interventions Howard White 8. Challenges for Evaluating Adaptation to Climate Change within the Context of Africa Fatima Denton Part III: Mitigation of Climate Change (John Soussan and Juha Uitto, editors) 9. The Mitigation of Climate Change John Soussan 10. Overview of Climate Change Mitigation Evaluations: What Do We Know? Siv Tokle and Juha I. Uitto 11. Contributing to Global Benefi ts or Supporting Local Sustainable Development: Evidence from a Global Evaluation of UNDP's Program Howard M. Stewart, Juha I. Uitto, and Michael P. Wells 12. Macroeconomic and Sectoral Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation in Thailand Govinda R. Timilsina 13. Measuring the Impact of Chinese Provincial CDM Centers for Local Market Development Miriam Schroeder 14. The Impact of BACIP Energy-Efficient Products on Domestic Fuel Savings in Northern Pakistan Nahida Khudadad and Qayum Ali Shah Part IV: Adaptation to Climate Change (Osvaldo Feinstein, editor) 15. Monitoring and Evaluation of Adaptation to Climate Change Interventions Osvaldo Feinstein 16. Evaluation of Adaptation to Climate Change from a Development Perspective Merylyn McKenzie Hedger, Lisa Horrocks, Tom Mitchell, Jennifer Leavy, and Martin Greeley 17. Lessons on M&E from GEF Climate Change Adaptation Projects Ivan Dario Valencia 18. A Framework for Evaluating Adaptation to Climate Change: Evaluating Climate Change and Development Jennifer Frankel-Reed, Nick Brooks, Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, and Bo Lim 19. Climate Change and Adaptation Accounting for Flood Hazard in Bangladesh Monirul Qader Mirza Part V: Vulnerability, Risks, and Climate Change (Nancy MacPherson and Fatima Denton, editors) 20. Vulnerability, Risks, and Climate Change Nancy MacPherson 21. Using Monitoring and Evaluation to Strengthen Climate Adaptive Capacity Nathalie Beaulieu, Fatima Denton, Victor Orindi, Simon Carter, and Simon Anderson 22. Making Adaptation Work for the Vulnerable: An Approach for Assessing Community-Based Interventions Balgis Osman-Elasha, Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Bill Dougherty, and Nagmeldin Goutbi 23. Vulnerability Assessment as a Tool to Build Resilience among the Coastal Community of Mauritius Kheswar Beehary Panray, Guruprakash Noyensing, and Krisna Muni Reddi 24. Lessons Learned from Participatory Vulnerability Assessments in Nepal Ram Chandra Khanal 25. Evaluation of Adaptation to Climate Change and Climate Risk Screening Sreeja Nair, Thomas Tanner, and Suruchi Bhadwal Part VI: The Road Ahead 26. The Future of Evaluating Climate Change and Development Rob D. van den Berg and Margaret A. Spearman Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781412814034
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 452
  • ID: 9781412814034
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 1412814030

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