Evaluation of Danish Support for Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries

Publication language
Date published
01 Dec 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark
Impact evaluation
Environment & climate, Evaluation-related, Climate Action (SDG)
Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya

The evaluation of Danish support to climate change adaptation (2008- 2018) was commissioned by the Department for Evaluation, Learning and Quality of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and conducted from October 2019 to December 2020. It was framed by nine evaluation questions under four areas of inquiry: the role of the Climate Envelope within the overall adaptation portfolio; mainstreaming climate considerations into bilateral Danish official development assistance; transformative responses to climate change and; Denmark’s role in the international climate adaptation support landscape. The evaluation also examined the extent to which Danish support strengthened livelihoods and enhanced the resilience of poor and marginalised communities. The evaluation was based on consultations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danish representatives in four sample countries (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya), cooperating partners in developing countries as well as multilateral partners at the global level. COVID-19 afected the degree to which feld work was conducted. Field work was completed as planned in Bangladesh and on a more limited scale in Burkina Faso. In Ethiopia and Kenya, the planned feld work was not possible and reliance was put on intensive consultation with partners and, where possible, benefciaries using remote communication. In total, some 25 projects were sampled in the four focus countries and beyond.