Adaptation made to measure

A step-by-step guide to develop results-based monitoring systems for adaptation projects


This guidebook describes five steps (see illustration below) to design adaptation projects and their results-based monitoring systems. It offers practical advice to the questions “What characterises an adaptation project?” and “How can adaptation results be measured?”. The five steps are illustrated through a case study from India. The guidebook is accompanied by an Excel Tool to operationalise the five steps (►MACC Tool).

Figure: The five steps of “Adaptation made to measure”

Target Group Project developers and managers, implementing agencies and donors
Type of resource Step-by-step guide
Adaptation Made to Measure. A guidebook to the design and results-based monitoring of climate change adaptation projects. Second edition. (1.4 MB)
This guidebook presents a five-step approach to designing adaptation projects and results-based monitoring systems. This new edition of the guidebook was fully updated in November 2013. It is accompanied by an excel tool and a repository of adaptation indicators.
Adaptación a medida. Manual para la concepción y el seguimiento basado. Segunda edición (1.8 MB)
Spanish translation of Adaptation made to measure (Second edition).
GIZ 2014 - Adaptation Sure Measure - Deuxieme edition (1.8 MB)
French translation of "Adaptation made to measure" (Second Edition)