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Climate-Eval at National Evaluation Conference 2013 in Brazil

The attention of the international development community will in the days ahead be focused on Sao Paolo, Brazil which is hosting the Third International conference on National Evaluation Capacities (NEC).

More than 160 participants carefully drawn from evaluation associations, government agencies, and international organizations will be in Sao Paolo to seek innovative solutions to the following three major challenges to evaluation: credibility, independence and use.

Developing countries not yet adapted to floods, droughts and storm, says IEG

A new report from the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank, “developing countries are not yet well adapted even to current climate risks: floods, droughts and storm. Yet those risks are becoming harsher as the world warms, climate extremes become more intense, and the oceans rise – the consequences of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.”

Should the next UNFCCC COP have a session on evaluations?

The 19th conference of the parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in the Polish city of Warsaw from November 11 – 22, 2013.

Thousands of delegates from across the world are expected in Warsaw to continue consideration of a legally binding agreement to deal with climate change beyond 2020.

Under Utilization of Climate Change Evaluations results from Poor Media Strategy. Do you agree?


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