AEA Conference 2013 "Transformative Resilience: Evaluation Knowledge for Effective CC Adaptation"

The American Evaluation Association Conference took place in Washington DC, 16-19 October 2013.

This session was an 'all-SEA Change'  engagement with Lucy Faulkner representing her work with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and SEA Change's board member Bruce Ravesloot of TANGO International as discussant.

The current context of increasing climate change vulnerability is driving demand for robust results frameworks enabling stakeholders to assess the success of specific adaptation and other development interventions in building long-term resilience. In response to evaluation knowledge gaps on how to assess the effectiveness of such investments, including community-based adaptation (CBA), this session focused on key measurement principles for resilience building through the synthesis of current knowledge on what is, and what may not be working in practice. Amongst others, this includes drawing upon elements of an emerging participatory, multi-track M&E system that provides an evidence base for 'what' to measure for effective CBA, and global experience from across the adaptation / resilience / food security M&E landscape on 'how' to measure this.

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