Evaluation of CCAI (climate change adaptation interventions) is challenging as they are diverse, cutting across sectors and scales. Few evaluations have yet been undertaken. Monitoring and evaluation is often designed post-hoc and not embedded in the project.
Methods could be improved through:
• Mechanisms to provide ongoing feedback on impacts beyond the lifespan of the project;
• Participatory evaluation – 360°
• Impact indicators developed in partnership with beneficiaries
• Baseline scenarios and development of the capacity to monitor change over long timescales, retain the information and provide it in usable formats at the right time.