Integrated M&E systems help states to address adaptation
Climate change is capable of reversing development progress within many countries. Adapting to climate change is therefore not only a political, but also a socio-economic priority for developing country governments. Climate adaptation actions are most likely to succeed if they are embedded within existing initiatives to promote sustainable development, both at national and international level.Countries want to assess adaptation progress, to learn what types of adaptation work and use this information for better planning. However, governments face capacity issues around operationalisation of M&E systems and struggle with multiple reporting requirements. At the national level, governments and other actors will need to find ways to measure adaptation performance within the broader context of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems designed to track national development. We also need to understand adaptation as an iterative learning process, with adaptation actions and their M&E integrated into annual development planning cycles. This approach could yield important new sources of evidence to enhance the effectiveness of development policy whilst ensuring that establishment of a national transparency system is fit for purpose and builds on existing data systems. The right institutional framework and the involvement of important actors are the key to functioning and sustainably established transparency systems. Evaluation and learning is important in this process.
The Partnership adddressed this issues during a regional workshop in its Cluster Francophone and will continue to discuss it at its regional workshops, yet to come in Latin America, in Lusophone countries and Anglophone African countries.