Strengthening monitoring and evaluation for adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors
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.
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M&E training package
In addition, the programme has developed an M&E training package intended to support countries to advance on reporting on M&E for adaptation at sectoral level. The package is organized according to eight training modules, including presentations, exercises and case studies for countries to use during a three- to four-day workshop. The modules can be shared upon request explaining how they will be used, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Module 1: Global policy context for climate change adaptation
Objective: Understand the key reporting requirements of three international agreements that are shaping the global response to climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development (PA, Sendai Framework and SDGs)
Module 2: Climate change adaptation and agriculture
Objective: Reach a shared understanding of what is climate change adaptation and relevant hazards, risks, impacts and vulnerabilities, as well as potential adaptation options in the agriculture sectors
Module 3: Introduction to M&E of adaptation
Objective: Reach a shared understanding of the purpose, objectives and scales of M&E of adaptation. Introduction to available tools and methods for doing M&E, presentation of relevant national and sectoral experiences.
Module 4: Climate change and national policy context
Objective: Review the national policy context for M&E for adaptation in the agriculture sector, overview of existing adaptation M&E systems and relevant sectoral, sub-national, program M&E systems
Module 5: Adaptation information under the ETF
Objective: Modalities, Procedures and Guidelines (MPGs) of the Enhanced Transparency Framework.
Module 6: Theory of change for adaptation in the agriculture sector
Objective: Define the purpose and objective of the M&E framework on the basis of a review of long-term adaptation goals and TOC for adaptation in the agriculture sector from key existing national policies, strategies and plan (e.g. NAP, NDC).
Module 7: Design the M&E Framework
Objective: Design the adaptation M&E Framework for broad stakeholder validation. Concrete experiences from developing countries are also presented.
Module 8: Indicators for adaptation and agriculture
Objective: Review a set of draft indicators and prioritise those that are relevant for the country. Assess data availability; resources required; set baselines and targets.
Module 8.1: Process indicators
Objective: Overview of what process indicators are, how can process indicators be used, and a method for assessing process indicators using scoreboards, with country examples
Module 8.2: Vulnerability indices
Objective: Presents worldwide used harzards, vulnerability and risk datasets.
Module 9: Operationalisation of the adaptation M&E Framework
Objective: Definition of an operationalization plan, identification of financial and human resources, institutional arrangements for reporting. Final presentation of M&E Framework and plan to key decision-makers.