Tools for Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Program Interventions: A Toolkit
Communities across the globe are coping with the impacts of a changing climate. Weather patterns have become more erratic, and droughts, storms and floods have become more extreme and frequent. To help communities manage these impacts, USAID and other donors are working to develop tools and improve resources to better understand localized climate risks and inform integrated, effective and context-appropriate responses to improve resilience. A critical input to this process is guidance on best practices to both apply climate change adaptation (CCA) strategies and target resources based on where they can achieve the greatest impact.
This toolkit developed by the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project is intended to serve as a resource for development practitioners to assess the effectiveness of various CCA interventions. The toolkit presents a framework for analysis and recommends four research tools that – working together with local communities – USAID and its partners can use to prioritize interventions and improve resilience. The toolkit includes step-by-step guidance for the application of the research tools and corresponding templates to facilitate the process.