This briefing note summarizes the outcomes of the post-COP26 dialogue:
The role of evaluation for climate action. A post-COP26 dialogue on how evaluative evidence can help deliver the Paris Agreement.
Evaluation can bring a lot of value to learning and forging solutions as part of global efforts to address climate change. The dialogue discussed shifts in evaluation methods and practices, and explored new ways of working that can enable evaluators to enter into the climate change debate and prove the worth of evaluation.
- Evaluation can play a key role in climate change negotiations
- Evaluation is the solution to impact washing: climate promises must be assessed for their true impact
- To save the planet, decision makers need to draw on the best evidence
- Common standards must be set to measure the progress of climate action
The event was hosted by EvalForward in collaboration with the evaluation offices of FAO, IFAD, WFP and the CGIAR and took place in December 2021. It was opened with a key note by Jo Puri, IFAD's Associate Vice-President - Strategy and Knowledge Department and brought together 140 participants from 42 countries.