Worldwide: Evaluating the UK government’s International Climate Finance (Climate Change Compass)

The MEL programme is working to catalyse the flow of credible knowledge around the ICF network, enriching understanding and decision-making at all levels from policy to practice on the ground.

The £3.87 billion International Climate Finance, previously known as the International Climate Fund, has been operating for four years to help developing countries achieve low-carbon, climate-resilient development that supports growth and reduces poverty.

DfID, BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs) all contribute to the ICF and form the client programme team.

This four-year MEL programme will redesign and test the fund’s key performance indicators, conduct macro evaluations across the portfolio, and communicate widely the key messages and programme learning to enhance the utility and effectiveness of climate finance in the future.

The ICF comprises a diverse portfolio of over 180 programmes ranging in value from under £1m to over £300m. They are delivered in a wide range of countries, including non-DFID priority and middle-income countries, and support low carbon development, adaptation to climate change and forest related initiatives.

We will work in close collaboration with Itad to monitor, evaluate, and develop learning from the UK Government International Climate Finance.

Our many other partners in the programme include SouthSouthNorth, Vivid Economics and Edinburgh University.

The MEL programme is working to catalyse the flow of credible knowledge around the ICF network; enriching understanding and decision-making at all levels from policy to practice on the ground.

Our aim is to stimulate and synthesise learning from currently-funded ICF programmes about what is working, for whom, and in which contexts, while also creating opportunities for stakeholders to explore new themes –probing into emerging issues in response to the fast-changing realities of climate change.

Project Name

Climate Change Compass

project status

Ongoing, 2015-2019

Client

UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)

UK Department for International Development (DFID)

last updated

January 12, 2018