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Lessons from the African Evaluation Conference in Yaoundé

By: David Akana , Moderator , Climate-Eval CoP
On: Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

I spent the early part of March in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon participating in the 7th international conference of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA). Central to my role at this conference was the promotion of activities of a learning community of practice (Climate-Eval) which is my main job in the...

Big Strides for CIF Measuring and Reporting in 2014

By: christine Roehrer , Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist CIF
On: Monday, Apr 21, 2014

After a year and a half of hard work on creating user friendly monitoring and reporting toolkits, the fruits are beginning to show with all four CIF programs now able to use their toolkits to report FY14 results.  It’s been a challenging but rewarding journey!
We started in November 2012 so that by July 2013, two monitoring and reporting toolkits for the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the...

Wanted: A Simple Measure of Success in a Complex World

By: Caroline Heider , Director General , IEG
On: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014

Speaking at the World Bank, Ben Ramalingam, author of Aid on the Edge of Chaos set out a challenge to those working in the humanitarian and development fields: Move away from a narrow focus on what we think is important and take a more wide-angle approach to the issues we’re dealing with.

“Responses to complex challenges need to be adaptive,” he said. “Rather than strategies for best practice we should be looking at strategies for best fit.”

Ben discussed his plans to push the debate on change in the development system...

Meet Climate-Eval Rep to Steering Committee of 2014 International Conference

By: David Akana , Moderator , Climate-Eval CoP
On: Thursday, Apr 03, 2014

In late January, we advertised an opportunity to serve as representative of the Climate-Eval Community of Practice (CoP) in the Steering Committee currently planning 2nd International conference on Evaluating Climate and Development expected to hold in Washington DC in September 2014.

The 2nd international conference on evaluating climate change and development is a follow up from an initial conference held in Alexandria, Egypt in 2008 during which the idea of creating Climate-Eval originated....

How do you Know a ‘Successful’ Climate Adaptation Project?

By: David Akana , Moderator , Climate-Eval CoP
On: Thursday, Mar 27, 2014

The climate change portfolio of the World Bank Group is growing. It is central to the programmatic priorities of other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). Governments at all levels are aligning climate change to their programing and planning processes.  At the November 2013...