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Evaluating Environment In International Development

Author : Juha Uitto
ISBN : 9781317803249
Genre : Business & Economics
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More than twenty years after the Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, both national and international actors in governmental and nongovernmental fields are still searching for insights into how sustainable development can be advanced and environmental concerns incorporated into the development agenda more effectively. Moreover, climate change has emerged as a preeminent challenge to both the environment and to development. Evaluating Environment in International Development provides international perspectives and in-depth knowledge of evaluating development and the environment and applies evaluation knowledge to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The book focuses on the approaches and experiences of leading international organizations, not-for-profits, and multilateral and bilateral aid agencies to illustrate how systematic evaluation is an essential tool for providing evidence for decision-makers. It provides novel and in-depth perspectives on evaluating environment and sustainability issues in developing countries. Moving beyond projects and programmes, it considers aspects such as evaluating normative work on the environment and evaluating environmental consequences of economic and social development efforts. This original collection should be of interest to scholars of environment studies, development studies, international relations, sustainable development and evaluation, as well as practitioners in international organizations and development and environmental NGOs.

Evaluating Climate Change Action For Sustainable Development

Author : Juha I. Uitto
ISBN : 9783319437026
Genre : Science
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This book is open access under a Creative Commons license. This authoritative book presents the ever progressing state of the art in evaluating climate change strategies and action. It builds upon a selection of relevant and practical papers and presentations given at the 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development held in Washington DC in 2014 and includes perspectives from independent evaluations of the major international organisations supporting climate action in developing countries, such as the Global Environment Facility. The first section of the book sets the stage and provides an overview of independent evaluations, carried out by multilateral development banks and development organisations. Important topics include how policies and organisations aim to achieve impact and how this is measured, whether climate change is mainstreamed into other development programs, and whether operations are meeting the urgency of climate change challenges. The following sections focus on evaluation of climate change projects and policies as they link to development, from the perspective of international organisations, NGO’s, multilateral and bilateral aid agencies, and academia. The authors share methodologies or approaches used to better understand problems and assess interventions, strategies and policies. They also share challenges encountered, what was done to solve these and lessons learned from evaluations. Collectively, the authors illustrate the importance of evaluation in providing evidence to guide policy change to informed decision-making.

Universities And The Sustainable Development Future

Author : Peter H. Koehn
ISBN : 9781315449951
Genre : Business & Economics
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Since the mid-1970s, a series of international declarations that link environment and sustainable development to all aspects of higher learning have been endorsed and signed by universities around the world. Although university involvement in sustainable-development research and outreach has increased substantially, systematic learning from higher-education engagements has been limited. Universities and the Sustainable Development Future offers institutions of higher learning around the world practical guidelines that can be applied contextually to produce credible evidence regarding the outcome and impact of their teaching, research, and transnational-partnering activities. Drawing on innovative applications of lessons from experience with international-development cooperation, this book demonstrates the utility of a flexible framework that will inspire substantial improvements in the ways universities evaluate and improve their sustainable-development undertakings aimed at promoting Agenda 2030. This book promotes an inclusive evaluation framework that will allow universities to illuminate sustainable-development outcomes, and it provides a cutting-edge resource for students, scholars, and policy makers with an interest in sustainable development, climate change, and evaluation challenges.

Monitoring And Evaluation Of Climate Change Adaptation A Review Of The Landscape

Author : Dennis Bours
ISBN : 9781119157588
Genre : Political Science
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Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation (CCA) poses an assortment of thorny methodological challenges. Individually, none are unique to CCA, but together they represent a very distinctive conundrum facing practitioners and policy makers. Adding to this complexity further, climate change may be global in nature but its impacts, and how we respond to them through adaptation efforts, cut across scales, sectors, and levels of intervention. As investments in climate adaptation increase, organizations are seeking to measure, assess and understand an array of adaptation initiatives, and derive learnings to inform policy and praxis. This issue presents findings from many of the most important contemporary CCA program evaluation research initiatives. The chapters represent the most coherent and current collection of CCA M&E research in this emerging and important field, written by many of its leading experts. Filled with examples and insights in formulating coherent responses to methodological challenges, it will be of interest to M&E scholars and practitioners globally. This is the 147th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.

Emerging Practices In International Development Evaluation

Author : Stewart I. Donaldson
ISBN : 9781623961855
Genre : Business & Economics
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The impetus for this volume comes from reflecting on many years of experience, successes and failures in development evaluation in Asia and Africa, and from recent work supported by the Rockefeller Foundation on Rethinking, Reshaping, and Reforming Evaluation. The concepts, frameworks and ideas presented in this volume are a useful contribution to the ongoing efforts at rethinking, reforming and reshaping international development evaluation. They come from leading thinkers and practitioners in development, evaluation, research and academia who have recognized that development evaluation must evolve if it is to respond to the challenges of the 21st Century and play a meaningful role in social and economic transformation. This volume will be of great interest to evaluation scholars, practitioners, and students, particularly to those interested in international development projects, programs, and policies. This book will be appropriate for a wide range of courses, included Introduction to Evaluation, International Development Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Policy Evaluation, and evaluation courses in International Development, International Relations, Public Policy, Public Health, Human Services, Sociology, and Psychology.

Voices For Change

Author : Ronnie Vernooy
ISBN : 0889369941
Genre : Business & Economics
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Voices for Change: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation in China

Global Environment Facility

Author : United Nations Development Programme
ISBN : 0821328123
Genre : Political Science
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Evaluating Sustainable Development In The Built Environment

Author : Peter S. Brandon
ISBN : 1444340786
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first edition was extremely well received, providing an introduction and insight to this important topic in a comprehensive yet easy to read form. It was chosen to be issued to the representatives of the organizations from the G8 and G20 countries attending the University Summit held in Turin in 2009 which addressed the issue of how education and research can assist sustainable development. The second edition, completely updated to reflect the significant advances and new insights that have been made since publication of the first edition, focuses on two main issues: Facilitating a dialogue between all stakeholders so that the complexity of the problem can be exposed, structured and communicated Understanding how to assess progress in sustainable development It continues to provide coherent guidance on the techniques that can be used to assess sustainable development in a rigorous manner. The approach is introduced using illustrations and case studies, together with follow-up references. It remains the ideal starting point for those trying to get a handle on the subject and for those who wish to examine a structured and systematic approach to the evaluation of sustainable development in the built environment.

Ex Ante Evaluation

Author : Stefan Silvestrini
ISBN : 9783830975656
Genre : Social Science
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Ziel des Buches ist es, durch die systematische Verknüpfung des Gegenstandsbereichs verschiedener Analyseansätze einen ganzheitlichen und theoretisch fundierten Bewertungsrahmen sowie einen methodisch ausgearbeiteten Verfahrensvorschlag für die Ex-ante-Evaluation von Programmen zu vermitteln. Im ersten Teil des Buches werden zunächst die Ziele definiert, die Ex-ante-Evaluationen erfüllen sollen. Auf Grundlage dieser Zielsetzungen werden die zentralen Analysedimensionen identifiziert, die im Rahmen einer Ex-ante-Evaluation zu berücksichtigen sind. Diese Analysedimensionen werden anschließend in einem umfassenden Bewertungsrahmen zusammengefasst. Im zweiten Teil der Arbeit werden auf Grundlage eines Szenario-Ansatzes verschiedene Instrumente aus dem Bereich der Technikfolgen-Abschätzung vorgestellt und mittels eines hypothetischen Beispiels aus der Evaluationspraxis auf ihre Anwendbarkeit im Rahmen von Programmplanungsprozessen diskutiert. Dr. Stefan Silvestrini ist Geschäftsführer der CEval Consult GmbH, einer Ausgründung des Centrums für Evaluation an der Universität des Saarlandes. Als Methodenexperte verfügt er über langjährige Erfahrungen im Bereich der Evaluation von Programmen in den Bereichen Bildung, ländliche Entwicklung, Umwelt und Gesundheit sowie im Querschnittsthemengebiet der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Neben seiner Tätigkeit als Gutachter und Trainer arbeitet er an der Weiterentwicklung theoretischer und methodischer Grundlagen sozialwissenschaftlicher Evaluationsforschung sowie von praxistauglichen Verfahren der Wirkungsmessung.

Sustainable Development Evaluation And Policy Making

Author : Anneke von Raggamby
ISBN : 9781781953525
Genre : Business & Economics
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This pathbreaking book contributes to the discourse of evidence-based policy-making. It does so by combining the two issues of policy evaluation and sustainable development linking both to the policy-cycle. It covers contributions: · examining the perception of sustainability problems, which analyse the relationship between sustainability and assessment; · highlighting the role of evaluation and impact assessment studies during policy formulation; · looking at policy implementation by examining sustainability and impact assessment systems in different application areas; · addressing policy reformulation presenting monitoring and quality improvement schemes; · discussing quality of sustainability evaluations studies. Providing theoretic insights, reflections and case studies, this novel study will prove essential to postgraduate students, practitioners, policymakers and researchers in the area of sustainable development, policy-making and evaluation.

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