© 2017

Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

  • Juha I. Uitto
  • Jyotsna Puri
  • Rob D. van den Berg
  • Presents the state of the art in evaluating climate change strategies and action in the rapidly changing landscape of international environmental finance

  • Provides an overview of independent evaluations carried out by leading international development organizations

  • Highlights common perspectives, identifies lessons learned and discusses methodological considerations on climate change and sustainable development

Open Access

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Juha I. Uitto, Jyotsna Puri, Rob D. van den Berg
    Pages 1-12 Open Access
  3. Rob D. van den Berg, Lee Cando-Noordhuizen
    Pages 13-34 Open Access
  4. Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Tonya Schuetz, Wiebke Förch, Philip Thornton, Ioannis Vasileiou
      Pages 53-79 Open Access
    3. Monika Egger Kissling, Roman Windisch
      Pages 81-94 Open Access
  5. Climate Change Mitigation

  6. Climate Change Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Jacques Somda, Robert Zougmoré, Issa Sawadogo, Babou André Bationo, Saaka Buah, Tougiani Abasse
      Pages 255-269 Open Access

About this book


This book is open access under a Creative Commons license.

This authoritative book presents the ever progressing state of the art in evaluating climate change strategies and action. It builds upon a selection of relevant and practical papers and presentations given at the 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development held in Washington DC in 2014 and includes perspectives from independent evaluations of the major international organisations supporting climate action in developing countries, such as the Global Environment Facility.

The first section of the book sets the stage and provides an overview of independent evaluations, carried out by multilateral development banks and development organisations. Important topics include how policies and organisations aim to achieve impact and how this is measured, whether climate change is mainstreamed into other development programs, and whether operations are meeting the urgency of climate change challenges.

The following sections focus on evaluation of climate change projects and policies as they link to development, from the perspective of international organisations, NGO’s, multilateral and bilateral aid agencies, and academia. The authors share methodologies or approaches used to better understand problems and assess interventions, strategies and policies. They also share challenges encountered, what was done to solve these and lessons learned from evaluations. Collectively, the authors illustrate the importance of evaluation in providing evidence to guide policy change to informed decision-making.


Adaption and community resilience Forestation Mitigation and climate Process in agriculture and food security Renewable energy systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Juha I. Uitto
    • 1
  • Jyotsna Puri
    • 2
  • Rob D. van den Berg
    • 3
  1. 1.Independent Evaluation OfficeGlobal Environment Facility Independent Evaluaiton OfficeWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.International Initiative for Impact EvaluationNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.and King's College LondonInternational Development Evaluation AssociationLeidschendamThe Netherlands

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