Latest news and events on Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD)

Article, 28 October 2014

International meetings allow organisations to share their experiences of applying the Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD) framework and make plans for developing it further.

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News and events

International TAMD workshop and framework launch, February 2015

The TAMD framework was formally launched by IIED and partners at a workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the end of February. The workshop featured government representatives and researchers from eight countries discussing their experience of developing the TAMD framework.

Publications, December 2014

In December the TAMD team published a range of new publications from their country work. We'll be writing more about these, but here is a summary of the latest items, including the full research reports on the country work and some reflections on the application across countries.

Briefings on the framework and conceptual development:

  1. Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development through a gender lens
  2. Evaluating institutional responses to climate change in different contexts
  3. Indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of adaptation
  4. Using wellbeing indicators and climate information to assess adaptation effectiveness.

Research reports (full report on the process of applying TAMD in these countries and the feasibility results):

  1. Pakistan
  2. Ethiopia
  3. Kenya
  4. Mozambique.

Supplementary studies:

Step-by-step guide to TAMD:

Phnom Penh, November 2014

Cambodia's transport sector was the focus for a workshop on TAMD organised by IIED and Cambodian government departments in November. Workshop delegates included officials from Cambodia's Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the Cambodian Ministry of Environment's Climate Change Department and the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA), as well as several NGOs.  

The establishment of a national framework for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change responses is one of the priority actions identified in Cambodia's Climate Change Strategic Plan (CCCSP), launched in 2013. The workshop focused on sharing lessons on national climate change responses, and how the TAMD approach could be used in the national monitoring and evaluation framework for climate change in Cambodia.

Copenhagen, October 2014

TAMD was presented at a lunchtime seminar at the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) to an audience of government staff, NGOs and consultants. Susannah Fisher presented the main findings from the country work and a lively discussion was had afterwards focusing on how to make adaptation monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes sustainable, how to keep participatory processes an integral part of M&E and how to use M&E processes as part of planning.

Edinburgh, September 2014

Members of the TAMD steering committee met in Edinburgh in September to draw cross-cutting lessons from the country work so far. The team spent the first day working on cross-cutting lessons for the framework around using scorecards, the importance of gender in adaptation M&E and using climate data to understand changes in development indicators.

The second day was focused on the broader field of adaptation M&E and had invited guests from the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The TAMD team heard more about the perspectives of the other organisations. Conversations were around the barriers to adaptation M&E and the existing support mechanisms out there to bring people together around the issue.

On the third day, the team focused on planning for the future, identifying possible gaps in the TAMD work so far, and where evidence is still needed on adaptation M&E.

On the final day, the team worked particularly on two publications coming out soon – one is on the costs and values of using an approach such as TAMD and the other is a manual on how to do TAMD.

Meru, Kenya, March 2014

Participants from eight countries gathered to share their experiences of working with the TAMD approach. Teams from Kenya, Pakistan, Cambodia, Nepal, Mozambique and Ethiopia gave presentations on changes to the monitoring and evaluation context of their countries and their country-specific development of a TAMD framework.

The progress made over the last year in testing the different evaluative frameworks was discussed in detail, and plans were made for the next six months. Participants from Uganda and Tanzania presented their climate change policy contexts and explored how they would develop a TAMD framework for their own situations.

A Summary Report outlines the content of each session and provides links to all the presentations.

Read coverage of the four-day event compiled in a Storify format or scroll through the report below.

Participants discussed how Pakistan, Kenya, Nepal, Ghana, Mozambique and Cambodia are currently assessing climate adaptation, and how TAMD can enhance the measuring of development in the context of adaptation to climate change.

The workshop enabled the people who have been working on the TAMD appraisal and design phase over the last year to come together to discuss findings. They presented the evaluation frameworks to be tested for feasibility and utility in the second phase of the initiative over the coming year.

A Summary Report outlines the content and outcomes of the different workshop sessions, and the actions and thematic issues that were raised.

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