To build climate resilient communities and promote local economies, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) designed Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) in 2011. This included establishing a standard, internationally recognised country-based mechanism to channelise climate finance for local government authorities in developing countries, particularly the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
We have been assigned by UNCDF to conduct the final evaluation of the LoCAL Global Portfolio. The evaluation will be done at three levels:
• Macro-Level (portfolio and global level)
• Meso-Level (national level)
• Local-Level (local government institutions & beneficiaries) against the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria
- Assist UNCDF and its development partners to meet their accountability and learning objectives
- Support capacity development of UNCDF’s partner LDC governments in the areas of climate finance and climate adaptation
- Support ongoing attempts by LoCAL and its funders to capture good practice and lessons to date
- Update UNCDF global strategies for Local Development Finance. A theory-based evaluation approach with contribution analysis will be used to collect evidence from various sources
In addition to the portfolio evaluation, we are undertaking in-country deep dives in four countries namely, Bhutan, Niger, Tanzania and Tuvalu.