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Tracking adaptation and measuring development in Nepal

This briefing reports a case study from Nepal that empirically tested the Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD) methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of approaches to climate adaptation. Nepal has many climate change projects, so this study used a quasi-experimental approach to bring together results across interventions, comparing and aggregating their contributions to building resilience. The briefing explains how the study tested using locally developed theories of change to look at how interventions made their contribution; scorecards to measure village and district level progress; and household surveys to identify which locally relevant indicators show changes over time. It draws out the policy implications for how to monitor and evaluate adaptation in Nepal and how to use the TAMD framework approach both for national government monitoring and in-depth evaluation within a district.

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The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is working with partners to develop and pilot a framework, called Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD), to track adaptation and measure its impact on development.

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Tracking adaptation and measuring development (TAMD)