Who should use Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD)?

Article, 28 October 2014

A key benefit of the Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD) framework is that it can be used by many different types of organisations for both evaluation and planning.

Women at a health post in Shylapakha, Nepal. The local Village Development Committee was involved in a TAMD pilot to assess responses to climate change interventions (Photo: Susannah Fisher/IIED)

Governments, the private sector and NGOs are increasingly engaging in activities to enhance climate risk management and increase climate resilience. These large and growing investments in climate change adaptation all require new tools to plan, implement and track interventions. These are all potential users of a TAMD-type approach.

Local governments and district councils can use TAMD to evaluate the policies, programmes or projects related to adaptation, whereas national government officials could use TAMD to:

  • Mainstream climate change into core government planning
  • Evaluate policies, plans and programmes of particular ministries, and
  • Promote long-term thinking about transformational change.

Development agencies could use TAMD to:

  • Evaluate their own policies, plans and programmes
  • As a tool for mainstreaming climate change in the agency, and
  • As a tool for supporting partner countries in policy, plan or programme design or evaluation.

NGOS could also use TAMD to evaluate their own programmes and to assess the effectiveness of adaptation undertaken through national programmes.

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