Monitoring and evaluation – how to measure success of Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Learning brief

This learning brief covers experiences from practitioners on how to set up monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and indicators for monitoring and evaluating adaptation results and linking M&E specific to Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to other monitoring and reporting systems. Key messages include:

  • M&E is vital for understanding ‘what works’ in EbA in order to promote future investment and motivate uptake and involvement (e.g. by local communities).
  • There is no one-size fits all approach to the M&E of EbA since the purpose, target group, modes of information dissemination and available human, time and financial resources are very context-specific.
  • It is crucial to link EbA-related M&E frameworks with existing global, national and subnational climate change, biodiversity and development frameworks; further collection and assessment of experiences is also needed.