Tackling a Key 21st Century Evaluation Challenge

Climate-Eval Interviews

Over the course of the 2014 conference, leading experts in evaluation research and practice were interviewed and shared their experience and knowledge with the participants and the broader audience.

Explains why it is vital organizations and governments learn how to evaluate climate mitigation and adaptation projects more effectively.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Second International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development at IFC headquarters, Steer says it is becoming clear what projects are cost effective and offer global benefits.

Evaluation is a powerful tool for policymakers to understand what climate projects works and what do not, says Juha Uitto, director of the Independent Evaluation Office at the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

‘We have to learn for what has worked so far and in what specific situations. This conference is really part of that process,” he says.

Better evaluation measures are important to work out if climate policies are boosting development prospects as well as protecting the environment, says Jyotsna Puri, director of 3ie.

‘What has been ignored for a long time is to identify whether policies need to trade off with development and the environment,” she says.