Assessing Impact of Adaptation Interventions Using the Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development Framework (TAMD)

This report provides a summary of the recent training workshop on TRACKING ADAPTATION AND MEASURING DEVELOPMENT, held in Khartoum from 1-4 June. The workshop has responded to the fact that adapting to climate change and accelerating development are strongly connected.

Enhanced actions have been undertaken in Sudan to strengthen community resilience in the face of climate change as a means for achieving development outcomes. However, while implementation of these adaptation activities is essential, it is still not enough. Systematically measuring and tracking this action is important in order to demonstrate tangible linkages between climate change and development and to help identify successful approaches for replication and scaling up. To pursue this aim in Sudan, a national training workshop was held to establish a framework for systematically measuring and tracking the impact of climate change adaptation initiatives on development outcomes.

The 3 day training workshop focused on applying the approach: Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD),1 developed by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). TAMD is a twin-track framework that evaluates adaptation success as a combination of how well countries or institutions manage climate risks and how successfully adaptation interventions reduce vulnerability and keep development on progress. The facilitator of the workshop, Ms. Irene Karani from LTS International, has experience both training people on the TAMD methodology and applying it in a number of countries in Africa.