Repository of Adaptation Indicators

Systematic collection of adaptation indicators of national-level adaptation M&E systems


The repository of adaptation indicators is intended to illustrate possible adaptation indicators and their application context, thereby supporting the context – specific formulation of indicators. The repository systematically presents various indicators for four focus areas:

  • climate parameters
  • climate change impacts
  • adaptation actions
  • adaptation results

The examples have been taken from currently proposed national adaptation M&E systems (i.e. they reflect the first generation of indicators). For each indicator, its adaptation relevance, limitations, data needs and sources are described. The repository is meant to illustrate possible indicators – their applicability to other contexts needs to be assessed on a case by case basis. It is an output of the study on ► “Monitoring and Evaluating Adaptation at Aggregated Levels: A comparative analysis of ten systems”. The repository is available as PDF as well as as Excel file. Please note that the Excel file is also embedded in the PDF and can be extracted by opening it and clicking on the attachement symbol in the bar on the left.

Target Group Individuals involved or interested in national adaptation M&E systems
Type of resource Repository of indicators
Repository of adaptation indicatots at national level (PDF) - GIZ 2014 (1.6 MB)
Illustrative repository of adaptation indicators including their application context from numerous countries. It includes an identical Excel file as attachement.
Repository of adaptation indicators at national level (Excel) - GIZ 2014 (193.4 KB)
Excel file of the repository (Content identical to the PDF version)
Repositorio de Indicadores de Adaptación - GIZ 2014 (1.6 MB)
Spanish Translation of the Repository of Adaptation Indicators