The importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation has been highlighted at global level, including under the Paris Agreement. Simultaneously, adaptation M&E systems are beginning to emerge at the national level in the context of national planning and budgeting processes. This technical guidance note details how to develop M&E systems for adaptation planning in agriculture sectors.
This Guide for Trainers, based on workshops in nine countries, provides a complete set of materials for use in training sessions on mainstreaming gender in adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors. It is designed for a trainer or team responsible for delivering a training workshop for stakeholders who are involved in adaptation planning and related budgeting processes in agriculture.
The target population of this case study was women, aged 18 to 70 years old, from dairy, livestock, and horticulture production farms that were either family farms or medium-sized farms, and who lived on or up to 50 kilometers from their farms. The team prioritized the voices of women in the study, as previous national agriculture sector climate change adaptation surveys had not exceeded 25 percent female participation.
This country case study on Thailand is part of a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), with a particular emphasis on adaptation in agriculture (including forestry, livestock and fisheries). The series aims to provide national policy makers with valuable information from colleagues and counterparts in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are on the same NAP journey to address the multiple challenges posed by climate change.
This technical guidance note details how to develop M&E systems for adaptation planning in agriculture sectors. The first section of the guide introduces the general concept of M&E, then outlines M&E of adaptation specifically and explains how adaptation M&E relates to the agriculture sectors. The second section proposes a seven-step process to support the development of M&E systems for adaptation planning in agriculture sectors. For each step, a list of stakeholders to engage is provided and guiding questions posed for reflection among key stakeholders. Each step also suggests a set of possible actions and outputs, as well as a list of resources for further reading.
The case study series aims to show the links between long-term adaptation planning/NAPs and activities supported by the NAP-Ag programme in the Philippines as well as the resulting impacts. The preparation of this case study is based on a review of country reports and publications, as well as interviews with the NAP-Ag country coordinator and team members, representatives from agencies with CCA responsibilities In the DA, CCC, PAGASA, National Economic and Development Authority and partner organization.
The co-led UNDP and FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme is a multi-year (2015-20), USD 17 million initiative funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Programme supports 11 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to identify and integrate climate change adaptation measures into relevant national planning and budgeting processes, with a focus on the agricultural sectors. This integration is helping to enhance institutional capacities and processes towards operationalizing climate response strategies in the agricultural sectors. NAP-Ag seeks to foster innovative partnerships between ministries of agriculture, environment, planning and finance, and other national actors. This report highlights the achievements of the programme from 2015 to 2018.
The co-led UNDP and FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme is a multi-year (2015-20), USD 17 million initiative funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Programme supports 11 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
As the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of adaptation at the national level is becoming ever more important, a number of countries have built their own M&E frameworks, with others stating their intention do so in the near future. This document provides an overview of the potential steps needed in designing an adaptation M&E framework and plan for the agriculture sectors.
Impact evaluation (IE) enables programme managers and policymakers to plan interventions in a rational and evidence-based manner. While a range of evaluation methods exists, this briefing note provides an overview of rigorous and quantitatively sound IE methods. These methods provide programme managers and policymakers with thorough evidence on the impact of adaptation interventions, allowing them to make informed policy choices on adaptation options. By engaging in detailed, evidence-based evaluation, policymakers and programme managers can address critical elements for the formulation and implementation of the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).