Measuring urban resilience: Reference guide for city managers helps with monitoring and evaluating climate adaptation activities

Measuring urban resilience: Reference guide for city managers helps with monitoring and evaluating climate adaptation activities

Cities have taken the lead in committing to ambitious climate adaptation goals and executing strategies to reduce climate risks. However, commitments to adaptation action often face challenges in effectively capturing results and documenting change in resilience of urban systems and populations. Robust monitoring and reporting frameworks are typically absent, making it hard to measure achievement, document outcomes and learn from adaptation activities.  

In an effort to counteract this, the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project developed a guide intended to serve as a resource for city managers and officials, detailing essential components of an adaptation M&E framework and providing a structure for cities to plan and implement the framework.

The guide details essential components of an adaptation M&E framework, breaking down the methods behind designing the framework, enhancing implementation, and ensuring success. For each section, subsections provide key recommendations, guidance, best practices, and additional resources that go into more detail on the components. The structure of the guide is helpful in clearly demonstrating the different components of the M&E framework, however it also emphasises that in practice much of the planning and development of the M&E process must happen in parallel.

You can access the guide here.


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