New Directions for Evaluation, volume 2015, issue 147, doi:10.1002/ev:
This special issue of the journal presents a diverse set of approaches, innovations and reflections in response to the problem of monitoring and evaluating (M&E) for climate change adaptation (CCA). The three key themes that emerge across the volume as a whole are i) the role of perception, values, and context; ii) practical application of tools and methods; and iii) the utilization of evaluation research to inform policy and praxis.
The key methodological challenges inherent in M&E for CCA have parallels in, and relevance to, the evaluation of other complex social and environmental issues. Consequently, as well as advancing CCA, this issue has important messages for M&E practitioners in general. Although there is a strong emphasis on the Global South, the examples and insights in formulating coherent responses to methodological challenges are highly relevant to M&E scholars and practitioners globally, including those in North America and Europe.