This book provides novel and in-depth perspectives on evaluating environment and sustainability issues in developing countries. Evaluating Environment in International Development focuses on the approaches and experiences of leading international organizations, not-for-profits, and multilateral and bilateral aid agencies to illustrate how systematic evaluation is an essential tool for providing evidence for decision-makers. Moving beyond projects and programmes, it explores normative work on the environment as well as environmental consequences of economic and social development efforts. This new edition reflects on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals and considers how they have influenced efforts in a wide range of countries and what the implications are for evaluation. It also explores ways in which Big Data and geospatial approaches might be utilised. Significantly updated throughout to reflect recent developments in climate change research, and on the implications of the 2020 pandemic, this volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of environment studies, development studies, international relations, sustainable development and evaluation, as well as practitioners in international organizations and development and environmental NGOs.
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Table of Contents
Evaluating environment in international development: an introduction
A global public goods perspective on environment and poverty
Evaluation at the nexus: evaluating sustainable development in the 2020s
Poverty, climate change and disaster risk reduction: too complex to evaluate?
Using big data and geospatial approaches in evaluating environmental interventions
Multiple actors and confounding factors: evaluating impact in complex social-ecological systems
Assessing progress towards impacts in environmental programmes using the field review of outcomes to impacts methodology
Meta-analysis of climate mitigation evaluations
A programme theory approach to evaluating normative environmental interventions
From evaluation of joint programmes to joint evaluation of SDGs-ready interventions: lessons from the joint GEF-UNDP evaluation of the Small Grants Programme
Evaluating the poverty - environment nexus in Africa
Small grants, big impacts: aggregation challenges
Green economy performance of environmental initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean
Evaluating international support for transboundary aquifer management programmes
Disaster risk management in the SDG era
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research approach to evaluation of climate change, environment, and natural resource management