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Meeting the Climate Challenge: Lessons From and About Evaluation

We now know the urgency and criticality of the climate challenge.  We know well what needs to be done: stabilize greenhouse gases in the atmosphere or risk catastrophic warming; and prepare for the impacts already, irreversibly, in train.

Just one question: how?

Responding to opportunities and obstacles

IEG's Evaluation of Climate Adaptation at the World Bank Group

By Ken Chomitz*, Sr. Advisor at the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank

As the readers of this blog know, climate change adaptation is a sprawling and confounding concept, challenging both to pursue and to evaluate. IEG has just completed a wide-ranging assessment of the World Bank Group experience with adaptation, and I wanted to share with our fellow evaluators some highlights of how we approached the problem, and what we learned.

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