2014 Conference - Program

Monday, November 3, 2014
18:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception (F Auditorium)
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
8:00 - 9:00 Registration (F Auditorium)
9:30 - 10:30

Opening Plenary
Welcome Remarks: Juha Uitto, Director Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO), Naoko Ishii, Chief Executive Officer, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Representative of Donor Organizations (TBC)
Keynote Address: Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change
Followed by Questions and Answers

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
Session (1)
Time L-101 L-103 L-105 L-106 L-108
11:00 - 12:30

Adaptation I

Solving the Climate Change Adaptation Evaluation Challenge: Methodological Advances (Part I)

Session Chair: Anna Viggh, Senior Evaluation Office, GEF IEO

Dennis Bours and Punjanit Leagnavar - Climate-Eval Latest Study on Climate Change Adaptation Indicators

Timo Leiter, GIZ - The M&E navigator: A systematic mapping and decision support tool of approaches and methods for M&E of Adaptation

Paula Silva Villanueva, Director, Reslience Monitor - Adaptive Capacity: a unifying concept for measuring progress in climate change adaptation?

Karl Schultz, Executive Chairman, Climate Adaptation Works - Towards a more universal M&E metric for climate adaptation projects: the Vulnerability Reduction Credit

Mitigation I

Evaluation of Clean Energy Technologies Projects

Session Chair: Christine Roehrer, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Climate Investment Funds

Maria Paula Mendieta, Research Fellow, Inter-American Development Bank - Killing two birds with one stone. Strengthening energy policy while reducing emissions - The IDB Experience

Jasmine Hyman, PhD Candidate, Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - "Charismatic carbon" interventions under the CDM: When does clean energy lead to local development?

Gregory Simon, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver - IF You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get into the Kitchen: Household-Scale Carbon Reductions at the Climate-Development Interface

Sreenivas Chigullapalli, Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology - Assessment of Carbon Mitigation Potential of Biogas Technology in India

Policy I

Evaluating Climate Change Policies and Programs: Methodological Advances

Session Chair: Rob D. Van den Berg, IDEAS President

Tauhidur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona - A Method for Evaluating a Climate Service Program Using Survey and Experimental Data

Dennis Johnson, Sr. Technical Advisor, ICF International, ICF International - Use of Demographic and Health Survey Data for Climate Change Evaluation

Quinn Ferguson, Senior Project Manager, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership Austria - A composite methodology approach to bridging private-public climate development goals.

Ashwin Bhouraskar, Evaluation Officer, UN Food and Agriculture Organization - Evaluating FAO’s Contribution to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation; Testing New Methods to Assess Enabling Environment Outcomes

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session (2)
Time L-101 L-103 L-105 L-106 L-108
14:00 - 15:30

Adapatation II

Solving the Climate Change Adaptation Evaluation Challenge: Methodological Advances (Part II)

Session Chair: Timo Leiter - GIZ

Roy Córdova, Planning and Monitoring Specialist, HELVETAS Swiss Inter cooperation - Evolution of the M&E approach from NRM to CCA for GESTOR programme in Bolivia

Marco Arena, Climate Change Consultant, UNDP Multi Country Office of Samoa - Can Conditional Cash Transfers Reduce Vulnerability to Climate Change? Evidence from Familia en Accìon, Colombia

Ghislaine Guiran, PhD Researcher UAB/ICTA - ‘Resilience thinking’ approach at a project’s level: a case study

Philip Antwi-Agyei, Lecturer, Kwame Khrumah University Ghana - Assessment and evaluation of food production system vulnerability and adaptation to climate change: proposing a multi-scale, participatory methodological approach

Mitigation II

Measuring Climate Change and Development Benefits of Project interventions: Challenges and Prospects

Session Chair: Aaron Zazueta, Chief Evaluation Officer, GEF IEO

Svetlana Edmeades, Sr. Ag Economist, World Bank Group - Measuring Co-benefits of Project Interventions

Yogesh Jadhav, Chief Operating Officer, Barli Development Institute for Rural Women India - Generating evaluative evidence for climate change mitigation through training rural and tribal women in central Indian forests

Jyotsna Puri, Head of evaluation, 3ie - The trade-off between agricultural expansion and deforestation: An examination of the role of Population and Roads

Policy II

Policy and Program Level Evaluations: Perspectives from Bilateral and Multilateral Development Institutions

Session Chair: Ida Hellmark, Advisor, Evaluation Department, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

Michael Carbon, Evaluation Officer - Evaluation Of UNEP’s Climate Change Sub-Programme: An approach to programme-level evaluationPresenters

Monika Egger Kissling, Programm Officer, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation - "Report on Effectiveness of the Swiss International Cooperation in Climate Change 2000-2012" - Challenges and Lessons

Veronica Gonzalez Diez, Evaluation Sr. Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank - Development with climate change co-benefits - the IDB Experience

Shizuka Onishi, Assistant Director, Japan International Cooperation Agency - Identifying challenges in the evaluation of environmental aid by bilateral donors: critical review of recent practices in Japan’


Adaptation III

Evaluating Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation: Emerging Approaches and Challenges

Session Chair: Robert Dixon, Head, Climate Change and Chemicals, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Anna Gero, Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures University of Technology - Adapting to the new normal: Lessons for measuring community resilience to climate change from the Philippines

Jacob Park, Associate Professor, Green Mountain College - Evaluating Community and Household Resilience in East Africa: From Conceptual Framework to Analytical Tool

kheswar Beeharry Panray, Chief Executive Officer, Environment Protection and Conservation Organization - Evaluating Community- Based Interventions in the Small Island developing State of Mauritius

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
Session (3)
Time L-101 L-103 L-105 L-106 L-108
16:00 - 16:55  

Mitigation III

Measuring Climate Change Mitigation: Methodological Challenges and Emerging Opportunities

Session Chair: Ken Chomitz, Senior Advisor IEG World Bank

Lynn Scholl, Economics Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank - Moving towards sustainable, low-carbon, and resilient transport systems in the Latin American and Caribbean region-an evaluation of the role of the Inter-American Development Bank from 2004 to 2013

Samuel Braimah, Executive Director, African Evaluation Association - Evaluating Soil Carbon Sequestration - The Challenge For African Evaluators

Umi Hanik, M&E Specialist, Indonesian Development Evaluation Community (InDEC) - Linking MRV (Measurement, Reporting, and Verification) of Climate Change Mitigation with National M&E System: Learnt from Indonesia.

Policy III

Evaluating Climate Change Policies and Programs: Case Studies from Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, The Caribbean, and Indonesia

Session Chair: Monika Egger Kissling, Programm Officer, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Mark Buntaine, Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara - Titling Community Land to Prevent Deforestation: No Reduction in Forest Loss in Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

James Buizer, Professor, Development Training Service - The Impacts of Integrating Climate Information and Decision Processes on Resilience to Climate in the Caribbean

Valerie Rountree, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arizona - Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation in Caribbean Island Country Partnership Strategies: Progress or Stagnation?

Aryanie Alfiantono, Technical Assessment and Evaluation Specialist, Indonesia Joint Crediting Mechanism Secretariat - Evaluating the Implementation of JCM in Indonesia: Efforts, Challenges, and Opportunities from Indonesian Perspective


Blocked by No Change: Application examples for the Theory of No Change (Panel Session)

Session Chair: Rob D van den Berg, President IDEAS

Christine Woelin, Senior Evaluation Consultant, Arepo Consult Germany

Aaron Zazueta, Chief Evaluation Officer, Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office - Methodological Approach of the GEF IEO’s Climate Change Mitigation Impact Evaluation: Options, Tradeoffs and Implications

Judith Boshoven, Program Officer, Foundation for Success - Tools for a Theory-of-change-based Evaluation of Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
9:00 - 10:30

Plenary II
Topic: Fifth Overall Performance Study (OPS 5) of the Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office
Keynote Address: Rob D. van den Berg, President of International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
Session Chair: Cheryl Gray, Director, Office of Evaluation and Oversight IADB
Followed by Question and Answer Session

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
Session (4)
Time L-101 L-103 L-105 L-106 L-108
11:00 - 12:30

Adaptation IV

Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation, Food Security & Agriculture: lessons from Africa

Session Chair: Serge Eric Yakeu, Former President of AfrEA and Consultant for FAO

Jacques Somda, Regional Program officer, Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, World Conservation Union PACO (IUCN) - Adaptation processes in agriculture and food security: Insights from evaluating behavioral changes in West Africa

Meseret Kassahun, Climate smart initiative team leader, Farm Africa - Perception on Climate change; Adaptation Strategies and their Determinants in Borana, Oromiya Regional State

Daniel Callo-Concha, Senior Researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF) University of Bonn - Climate change adaptation strategies of West African Sudan Savannah farmers: from causal responses to the increase of socio-ecological Resilience

Yesuf Awel, PhD fellow, UNU-MERIT/MGSoG Netherland - Insurance against weather risk: A quasi-experimental evaluation of weather index insurance impacts on productivity and welfare



Measuring and Evaluating Institutional Capacity for Addressing Climate Change: Examples in Adaptation and Clean Energy (Panel Session)

Session Chair: Kathryn Stratos

Dr. Susannah Fisher, Senior Researcher, Climate Change Group, IIED, UK - “Track 1of Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development - assessing institutional changes in climate risk management”

Kate Faulhaber, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, and Rebecca Nicodemus, Climate Change Science Advisor - “Monitoring and Evaluation of Adaptive Capacity and Institutional Capacity at USAID” USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, Office of Global Climate Change

Laura Arntson, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Evaluator, Development and Training Services, Inc. (dTS)- “Measuring Organizational Capacity to Implement Climate Change Adaptation Strategies; Lessons from the an Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Baseline”

Svetlana Negroustoueva, MPA, Evaluation Specialist - Measuring Capacity of Energy Institutions to Address Clean Energy Issues within the Enabling Environments of India and Central America

Adaptation V

Disaster Risks Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Evaluation

Session Chair: Dennis Peter Bours, GEF IEO

Lourdes Alvarez, Evaluation consultant, Inter-American Development Bank - Disaster risk reduction and climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean: the IDB experience

Krishna Malakar, Indian Institute of Technology - Assessing socio-economic vulnerability to climate hazards: A city-level index based approach

Selim Reza, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Muslim Aid UK Bangladesh Field Office - Enhancing Resilience (ER) To Disaster and the Effects of Climate Change Projects

James Kakooza, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor - Indigenous Early Warning System (IEWS) as an Evaluation Methodology for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Adaptation in Uganda

12:30 - 14:00

Book Launch Reception
Title: Evaluating Environment in International Development
Author: Juha Uitto
Introductory Remarks: Indran Naidoo, Director of UNDP Independent Evaluation Office

Session (5)
Time L-101 L-103 L-105 L-106 L-108
14:00 - 15:30

Adaptation VI

Measuring Impact and Theory of Change of Climate Change Adaptation Interventions

Session Chair: Baljit Wadhwa, Senior Evaluation Officer, GEF IEO

Rees Warne, DCOP/Senior Evaluator, Global Climate Change M&E, Development Training Service (dTS) - How do we know what People Mean when they Talk about Climate Change? Impact evaluation of a climate change project in Macedonia

Christine Jost, Science Officer, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS Kenya) - Pathway to Impact: Supporting and evaluating enabling environments for outcomes in CCAFS

Serge Eric Yakeu Djiam, Former President of AfrEA - Impact evaluation of small grants allocation for the environmental preservation in Central Africa: Case study of Lake Chad Basin"

Mitigation IV

Climate Change and Green Growth: Which Way Forward?

Session Chair: Michael Carbon, Evaluation Officer, United Nations Environment Program

Ashley Allen - Monitoring and Evaluation of Green Growth:The result of a global search for best practices

Marianne Anderson, Results Measurement Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC) - Green Building Outside the Bubble: Recent Methodological Advances and Remaining Evaluation Gaps

Svetlana Edmeades, Sr. Ag Economist, World Bank Group

Biological monitoring system in projects of sustainable development in biological corridors of southeastern Mexico.

Policy IV

Lessons from Evaluating Climate Change Funds

Session Chair: Mark Wagner. Senior Vice President, ICF International

Christine Roehrer, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Climate Investment Funds - Advancing Evaluation at the Climate Investment Funds

Pablo Benitez, Senior Economist, World Bank Group - Climate Finance Monitoring and Evaluation: Scaling-up Knowledge and Learning through On-Line Approaches

Pablo Torres, Analyst, World Bank Group - Results modeling as a basis for effective monitoring and evaluation for the Clean Technology Fund

Kouassi Emmanuel Kouadio, M&E Officer, Climate Investment Funds - Importance of participatory approaches to monitoring climate change interventions: the case of the Forest Investment Program


Adaptation VII

Evaluating National Climate Change Adaptation Policies and Strategies: Insights from Burkina Faso, The Netherlands, Ethiopia and Brazil

Session Chair: Levaggi Marcia, Manager Adaptation Fund

Narcisse GAHI, PHD Student, Institut d'Application et de Vulgarisation en Sciences - A New Referential Framework for Evaluation and Monitoring Water Policy of Burkina Faso under climate change and Risks

Mike Harley, Director, Climate resilience Limited UK - A monitoring and evaluation framework to support the new Dutch National Climate Adaptation Strategy

Zerihun Weldegebriel, PhD candidate, University of Trento, Italy - Does Social Protection Promote Diversification as Autonomous Climate Change adaptation Strategy? Panel Data Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

Emilia Bretan, M&E Specialist, World Bank Group Brazil - Evaluating institutional change and long-term climate change adaptation and resilience measures towards a national drought preparedness policy in Brazil

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
Session (6)
Time L-101 L-103 L-105 L-106 L-108
16:00 - 17:30

Adaptation VIII

Learning from Climate CHange Adaptation Evaluation: Case Studies from Senegal, Nepal, Ethiopia and Uganda

Session Chair: Romeo Santos, Professor, University of Philippines

Diop Ndeye Fatou, M&E Consultant - Evaluation of the Great Green Wall in Senegal

Jeeban Panthi, Research Coordinator, The Small Earth Nepal - Evaluating Soil and Water Conservation for Adapting Climate Change in Nepal

Desalegn Yayeh Ayal, candidate at University of South Africa, Debre Birhan University Geography and Environmental Studies Ethiopia - A Comparative assessment of lowland and highland Smallholder farmers? Vulnerability to climate variability in Ethiopia

Julian K. Bagyendera, PhD, Provide and Equip Uganda - Simple and Pocket Friendly Innovations Boosting Climate Change Adaptation Interventions


Policy V

Learning From Policy and Program Level Evaluations

Session Chair: Lars Otto Naess,Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies

Blane Harvey , Senior Program Officer, International Development Research Center (IDRC) - Monitoring and Evaluating Collaborative Global Adaptation Research: Early Lessons from the CARIAA program

Nalini Tarakeshwar, Executive Director, Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation - Process Evaluation and Comparative Learning Review of the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios Programme

Romeo Santos, Lecturer, University of Philippines - Dilemmas on the ‘use of evidence’ and ‘learning’ from Climate Change evaluations

Stephanie Hodge, Consultant, Gaia consulting - Knowledge Management and Learning Systems: Lessons from four cases: Iran, Lesotho, Mauritius and Seychelles


Tracking adaptation for an uncertain future: WRI-IIED Panel on long time horizons and uncertainty in adaptation M&E (Panel Session)

Session Chair: Ayesha Dinshaw, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Heather McGray, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Juan Carlos Altamirano, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Susannah Fisher, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Dickson Gumisiriza, Provide and Equip Uganda - Key Policy Issues Affecting Climate Change Adaptation


Future Direction of Climate-Eval Climate-Eval Community of Practice
A General Assembly Meeting of Climate-EVal Stakeholders

Session Chair: Juha Uitto and Rob. D. van Den Berg

Climate-Eval members, donors and other stakeholders

Thursday, November 6, 2014
9:00 - 10:30

Plenary III
Topic: Learning from the Comprehensive Evaluation of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF)
Keynote Speech: Keynoter: Ken Chomitz, Senior Advisor, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank
Session Chair: Esme Gaussen, Evaluation Adviser, DFID
Followed by Question and Answer Session

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
Session (7)
11:00 - 12:30

Adaptation IX

Evaluating Ecosystem and Conservation Focused Climate Change Adaptation

Session Chair: Michael P. Wells, Independent Environmental Consultant

Frederick Swartzendruber, consultant, GEF IEO - Meta-Evaluation of Evaluations of Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Resources Management

Kimberly John, Science Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy - Monitoring coastal Ecosystem-Based Adaptation in the Caribbean: The cCase of Grenville, Grenada

Mark Braza, Senior Research Methodologist, University of Maryland - Using Optimization to Evaluate Land Conservation Programs

Dieynaba Dia Ndiayey, M&E consultant - Projet de Restauration et de Mise en Valeur du Territoire de Khaye Daga in Senegal

Mitigation V

Evaluating Linkages between Energy and Climate Change Interventions

Session Chair: Neeraj Kumar Negi, Senior Evaluation Officer, GEF IEO

Marina Gavaldao, Climate and Development project officer, Group on Renewable Energy Environment and Solidarity France - Reaching Millennium Development Goals and climate change mitigation through Passive Solar Housing in Afghanistan: a case study

Debbie Ley, Renewable Energy Expert, Tetra Tech - Evaluating the sustainable development, climate mitigation, and climate adaptation goals of rural renewable energy systems

Aidan Coville, Economist, World Bank Group - Embedding impact evaluations into project design for the energy and environment sector

Policy VI

Learning and Use of Evaluations: Using Evaluations to Improve Climate Change and Development Interventions - Needs, Gaps and Opportunities

Session Chair: Kseniya Temnenko, Knowledge Management Officer, GEF IEO

Rob D. van den Berg, IDEAS President - Mainstreaming impact throughout evaluations: towards evaluating sustainable development

Julian K.Bagyendera, Project Management and M&E Specialist, Provide and Equip -Strong linkages Between Climate Change Data Use and CCA Interventions

Rebecca Adler, Consultant, LTS International UK - Approach to monitoring and evaluation of policy and institutional processes for adaptation to climate change

Jose DiBella, PhD Researcher, Kings College UK - Assessing private sector firm contributions to climate adaptation and transformational reach


Adaptation X

Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation and Development

Session Chair: Jyotsna Puri, Head of evaluation, 3ie

Mark Wagner, Senior Vice President, ICF International - Balancing Development and Climate Objectives: lessons learned by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

Irene Karani, Principal Consultant, LTS International - Tracking adaptation and measuring development in Isiolo County in Kenya

Takaaki Miyaguchi, Ritsumeikan University Japan - What Do Evaluations Tell Us about Climate Change Adaptation? A Realist Review

Mya H. Sherman, Project Leader, McGill University, Canada - Stakeholder engagement in adaptation interventions: an evaluation of projects in developing nations

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session (8)
14:00 - 15:30


Climate Change Mitigation Evaluation: State of the Art, Gaps and Future Direction (An Expert Reflection Panel)

Session Chair: Juha Uitto, Director, GEF IEO

Svetlana Edmeades, Sr. Ag Economist, World Bank Group

Ashwin Bhouraskar, Evaluation Officer, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Debbie Ley, Renewable Energy Expert ,Tetra Tech

Aryanie Alfiantono, Technical Assessment and Evaluation Specialist, Indonesia Joint Crediting Mechanism Secretariat


Climate Change Policy and Programs: State of the Art, Gaps and Future Direction (An Expert Reflection Panel)

Session Chair: Caroline Heider, Director General and Senior Vice President, Evaluation, World Bank Group

Rob D. van den Berg

Shizuka Onishi, Assistant Director, Japan International Cooperation

Samuel Braimah, Executive Director, AfrEA

Indran Naidoo, Director UNDP Independent Evaluation Office


Climate Change Adaptation Evaluation: State of the Art, Gaps and Future Direction (An Expert Reflection Panel)

Session Chair: Anna Viggh, Senior Evaluation Officer, GEF IEO

Joyce Coffee, Managing Director, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index

Marc Shapiro, Chief of Party, Development Training Service (dTS)

Timo Leiter, GIZ

Irene Karani, Director, LTS Africa - Kenya

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30

Closing Plenary
Remarks from Critical Observer
Next Steps
Closing Remarks: Juha I. Uitto, Director, GEF IEO and Chair of Steering Committee