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Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

  • 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

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development: Introduction

    • Juha I. Uitto, Jyotsna Puri, Rob D. van den Berg
    Pages 1-12Open Access
  3. Action on Climate Change: What Does It Mean and Where Does It Lead To?

    • Rob D. van den Berg, Lee Cando-Noordhuizen
    Pages 13-34Open Access
  4. Policy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35
    2. Pathway to Impact: Supporting and Evaluating Enabling Environments for Research for Development

      • Tonya Schuetz, Wiebke Förch, Philip Thornton, Ioannis Vasileiou
      Pages 53-79Open Access
    3. Lessons from Taking Stock of 12 Years of Swiss International Cooperation on Climate Change

      • Monika Egger Kissling, Roman Windisch
      Pages 81-94Open Access
  5. Climate Change Adaptation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-233
    2. Adaptation Processes in Agriculture and Food Security: Insights from Evaluating Behavioral Changes in West Africa

      • Jacques Somda, Robert Zougmoré, Issa Sawadogo, Babou André Bationo, Saaka Buah, Tougiani Abasse
      Pages 255-269Open 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
  • climate change
  • climate change impacts



Editors and Affiliations

  • Independent Evaluation Office, Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluaiton Office, Washington, USA

    Juha I. Uitto

  • International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, New Delhi, India

    Jyotsna Puri

  • and King's College London, International Development Evaluation Association, Leidschendam, The Netherlands

    Rob D. van den Berg

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

  • Editors: Juha I. Uitto, Jyotsna Puri, Rob D. van den Berg

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2017

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-43701-9Published: 18 January 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-82889-3Published: 13 July 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-43702-6Published: 11 January 2017

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 355

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Climate Sciences, Environmental Management

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)