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Making Evidence Practical for Development

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By: Joe Dickman, Deputy Director, Research, Evaluation and Learning, The MasterCard Foundation
On: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Joe Dickman and Samir Khan of the Mastercard Foundation discuss three ways to make research and evaluation in international development more relevant, ethical, and applied.

To Innovate, or Not to Innovate

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By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Reading through terminal evaluations of Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) projects and programs I identified innovations ranging from the use of (centralized) crop nurseries, an eco-system based adaptation approach, and the use of an online M&E system.

Climate Change Adaptation Governance Indicators

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By: Donovan Burton, Climate Planning Specialist, Climate Planning
On: Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Planning for the impacts of climate change is a complex and challenging issue. Solutions can only be driven through informed decision-making and to date there is little evidence to suggest that this is occurring in any meaningful way in most of the cities around the world.

Book Review "The Troubled Rhetoric and Communication of Climate Change"

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By: Dennis Bours, Evaluation Officer, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO)
On: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015

In this blog post I have reviewed Philip Eubanks' book titled The Troubled Rhetoric and Communication of Climate Change: The argumentative situation.

Triple Objectives: Sustainable Development, Climate Change Mitigation, and Climate Change Adaptation

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By: Debora Ley, Renewable Energy Expert, USAID Central America Regional Clean Energy Initiative
On: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

The basic infrastructure and services that rural communities frequently lack can be provided by low carbon technologies, potentially funded by international carbon finance flows.