GEF Secretariat, Evaluation Office and the World Bank IEG share lessons in evaluating climate adaptation at the COP17 in Durban

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat and Evaluation Office presented initial findings and lessons in evaluating climate adaptation funds, while the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group addressed the link between adaptation and development. However, more questions are also raised.

The videos below were recorded in the side event "Adaptation in Practice- Evaluating innovative approaches" at the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa. Anna Viggh, Sr. Evaluation Officer at the GEF Evaluation Office, moderated the discussions.

Rob D. van den Berg discusses the conclusions and recommendations in the evaluation of three adaptation funds, namely Strategic Priorities for Action, Least Developed Countries Fund, and Special Climate Change Fund. A copy of the presentation is available here.

Boni Biaginni is the Head of Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Operations at the GEF. She presented "Financing Adaptation under the GEF, LDCF and SCCF", and provided updates on the status of LDCF and SCCF. In the end, she shared the challenges and opportunities for the different adaptation funds. A copy of the presentation is available here.

Ken Chomitz, Sr. Adviser of the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group, identified three kinds of adaptation needs, proposed ways to evaluate different types of adaptation projects, and posed emerging questions in evaluating adaptation. A copy of the presentation is available here.

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