Monitoring and Evaluation


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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BiodiversityLinks, USAID’s newly refreshed and relaunched knowledge portal for biodiversity conservation, features key USAID tools and resources, as well as new evidence and learning.
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.