Monitoring and Evaluation

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Global Climate Change Monitoring & Evaluation Resources

USAID programs with climate change benefits are required to report against standard indicators, each with its own definition and some with supplementary guidance. Effective performance monitoring starts with a clear view of a project’s goals.  Thus, climate change related results frameworks and other materials guide project design and performance monitoring.

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Global Climate Change Evaluations

A large number of evaluations are being conducted related to USAID’s climate change and development activities.  These evaluation reports are excellent sources of project or activity level information and lessons learned across the Global Climate Change portfolio.

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Monitoring Tools & Calculators

USAID supports the development of user-friendly tools and calculators to assist bureaus, missions and their partners to collect monitoring data that is robust and standardized.  These include clean energy and sustainable landscapes greenhouse gas emission reduction calculators as well as an institutional capacity assessment tool.  

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Those who live in and around the Dominican Republic’s Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo UNESCO Biosphere Reserve have a first-hand understanding of the costly realities of climate change. Harsh, dry conditions and extreme weather make climate risks part of daily life and a top consideration in efforts to protect endemic species.
To support developing countries’ long-term climate mitigation strategies—plans for reaching ambitious, mid-century greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals—USAID’s Transparency and Long-term Strategies (T-LTS) project will soon start a number of activities. These activities include conducting workshops on regionally important topics in Asia and Latin America, helping countries link long-term strategies to their five-year emissions reduction targets, and extending sectoral planning to 2050 for better sequencing and improved coordination around climate goals.
The Congo Basin of Central Africa hosts the second largest tropical forest in the world. The forests of the Congo Basin provide a range of environmental services to local forest-dependent communities, the surrounding region, and globally through climate regulation and carbon sequestration. Fostering the sustainable use of this vast, critical resource is imperative and requires a better understanding of existing forest resources, including changes in forest and land cover.