Objectifs de la formation

The workshop aims to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in the evaluation of complex climate change and development interventions. After the workshop the participants are becoming familiar with applying concepts / approaches for the evaluation of transformative and just climate interventions, SDG and country-led evaluation and know how to commission, design, conduct climate evaluations.


The climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges in human history. The global consequences of climate change threaten the preservation and development of natural and human systems and are already causing enormous ecological, social and economic costs. Climate and development are closely intertwined. As countries increasingly respond to the demanding impacts of climate change, evidence-based decision making for climate change adaptation and mitigation has become ever more urgent. Effective monitoring, evaluation and learning is key for better and timely climate policies and resilience strengthening.

However, evaluating climate mitigation and adaptation interventions faces a number of particular technical challenges. Key among them is an incomplete understanding of future changes in climate, socio-economic and ecological systems as well as the interactions between those changes.

In order to cope with these challenges and to provide useful and up-to-date information for better policies and decision-making processes, evaluation increasingly needs more systematic and rigorous approaches to synthesize existing knowledge and to fill evidence gaps.

Domaines de compétences
  • Methodenkompetenzen / Methodische Kenntnisse
Personne responsable / Institution (incluant une brève description)

Instructor 1: Sven Harten, Deputy Director at the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) and heading the Competence Centre for Evaluation Methodologies.

Instructor 2: Dirk Hoffmann, evaluator with the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval).

Instructor 3: Martin Noltze, senior evaluator at the Competence Center for Evaluation Methodologies of the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval).


2 days long

Public(s) cible(s)

Recommended for evaluators and commissioners.

Autre(s) information(s)

This is an intermediate level workshop. It is intended for evaluators and commissioners who aim to expand their foundational understanding of evaluation of both climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions or development evaluations in context of increasing vulnerability or climate-related risks.

The course builds on the workshop “Evaluation at the Nexus of Environment and Development”.

Condition(s) de participation

The workshop requires foundational knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods and designs for complex evaluations. For the interactive group work, some first experiences in development project and program evaluation and/or thematic evaluations are advantageous.