Change lecture - Building evidence on the impact of IFAD funded projects on climate change adaptation
10 May 2019
Come and learn how IFAD's Research and Impact Assessment Division (RIA) measures a project's impact on farmers’ adaptation to climate change. The event will present results from a recent ASAP2 funded impact assessment where this approach has been used.
IFAD HQ - Library
RIA's impact assessments perform scientifically sound analysis to measure a project's impact on key development indicators. They combine geo-referenced household level data with high-resolution satellite imagery on climate, agro-ecology and infrastructure (e.g. rainfall, temperature, NDVI, road density or distance to markets). The approach is particularly suitable for evaluating how effective interventions that promote practices in natural resource management are at increasing adaptive capacity in climate change/environmental risk-prone areas.
Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme II (ASAP2)
The ASAP2 fund enables climate mainstreaming through technical assistance and capacity building in cooperation with national ministries, research institutes, farmers’ organizations and civil society, and leverages IFAD investments to incentivize additional co-financing for climate change adaptation. Currently, over 25 different initiatives are being funded through the second phase of ASAP.
ASAP2 has been generously financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), which has agreed to contribute NOK80 million – equivalent to about US $9.5 million – to the ASAP Trust Fund, and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), with a contribution of SEK60million – equivalent to US $5.9 million.