Reports and Publications of relevance to Country Teams

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Climate Change Adaptation in the Arab States

The purpose of this publication is to detail lessons learned from UNDP’s Climate Change Adaptation work and achievements in the Arab region on achieving sustainable and lasting results. Some lessons include building local capacity at all levels to ensure a project’s long-term viability, decentralizing infrastructure management, implicating community-based organizations, and promoting resilience of vulnerable populations through livelihood diversification.

Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for National Adaptation Plan for Agriculture (NAP-Ag)

Agriculture is the biggest pre-occupation for the majority of Ugandans, providing a source of income and livelihood for over 76% of the population. Most of the agriculture is dependent on rain and relative fertile soils. However, high population increase, climatic variability and poor agricultural practices have placed growing pressure on land leading to soil degradation and a slow growth in the agriculture sector. Climate change affects agricultural production in a diverse and complex manner.

GFDRR - Building Back Better

The 2017 Unbreakable report made the case that disaster losses disproportionately affect poor people. The report showed that they have limited ability to cope with disasters, and estimated that the impact on well-being is equivalent to consumption losses of about $520 billion a year around the world—outstripping previous estimates of pure asset losses by as much as 60 percent.

GCF Readiness Programme - Readiness Tools & Guidebooks

The Programme is developing Readiness Tools and Guidebooks that can be used by countries and stakeholders seeking to get ready to access climate finance. They include best-practice methodologies and lessons learned from the Programme implementation.

Gender and disaster risk reduction in Europe and Central Asia

This guide is designed for facilitators and trainers working to incorporate gender perspectives in disaster risk reduction (DRR) programmes and initiatives. It is meant to assist workshop participants— including practitioners and officials from the United Nations, national governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), and other institutions—in gaining an understanding of the gendered impact of disasters. It also helps them learn how to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate gender-responsive DRR programmes and initiatives.

Progress, experience, best practices, lessons learned, gaps, needs and support provided and received in the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans

This document compiles information on progress, experience, best practices, lessons learned, gaps and needs , support received by developing country Parties and support provided by developed country Parties in the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans as at 9 February 2018, in accordance with decision 4/CP.21, paragraph 12 ( c ) .

Using impact evaluation to improve policymaking for climate change adaptation in 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).

Institutional capacity assessment approach for national adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors

The briefing note highlights the need to apply a country-driven institutional capacity development approach for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) for more impactful and sustainable climate adaptation action.

Promoting gender-responsive adaptation in the agriculture sectors: Entry points within National Adaptation Plans

Using the framework of the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) process, this brief provides an overview of the key issues to consider as well as the main entry points for gender mainstreaming in the development of NAPs for the agriculture sectors.