Climate Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation System: Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
The City of Cagayan de Oro (CDO) located in Mindanao, Philippines, faces several natural hazards including flooding, landslides, and storm surge; each likely to be exacerbated by climate change. In order to address these hazards, the city conducted a climate vulnerability assessment and updated its Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) in 2019. To begin measuring the effectiveness of the activities outlined in the LCCAP, the city will need to improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts to better understand the outcomes and impacts of adaptation activities.
This report from the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project summarizes the results an assessment conducted in April 2019 that examined CDO’s capacity to monitor and evaluate its CCA efforts and, specifically, activities implemented as part of the city’s LCCAP. Based on these results, the report then presents an M&E plan to capture results of the LCCAP activities. Last, it provides detailed recommendations to strengthen the city’s M&E efforts overall, as well as recommendations to donors (specifically USAID/Philippines) for supporting CDO’s M&E efforts and ultimately paving the way for a city-wide results-based management system.
The report is accompanied by a literature review that examines a range of M&E approaches developed by international organizations, national governments and municipal authorities, as well as a reference guide on developing citywide adaptation M&E systems. This work was also highlighted during the July 2019 Adaptation Community Meeting and can be accessed through the event presentation or recorded webinar.