On 15 Febuary 2023, the NAMA Facility hosted an interactive learning event focused on the evaluation and learning approach of the NAMA Facility, specifically mid-term evaluation. Independent evaluators and project representatives shared their experiences and offered insights on themes in evaluation, learning, and climate action.
Titled “Evaluation and climate finance: lessons on mid-term evaluation”, the event featured three different speakers who could provide input into the NAMA Facility’s current evaluation and learning practices.
Luca Petrarulo, a climate change and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) expert from AMBERO and Oxford Policy Management, explained the Transformational Change Measurement Framework applied for mid-term evaluations at the NAMA Facility. Luca Petrarulo leads the consulting team that performs evaluation and learning exercises (ELEs) for NAMA Facility funded projects.
He not only highlighted the importance of multidimensional changes for achieving transformational change but provided key recommendations on how to assess transformational change more generally. The strength of demonstration and catalytic effects, as well as evidence of additional GHG savings indicate the potential for transformational at mid-term evaluation. Luca Petrarulo elaborated on the chosen quantitative and qualitative indicators for the identified dimensions of transformational change, contextualizing the reported results in the evaluation reports.
This was followed by two interventions from NAMA Support Projects (NSPs) that had finalised a mid-term Evaluation and Learning Exercise (ELE). Sven Schuppener, Project Manager for the Tunisia – Clean Energy in Buildings NSP, presented results from the project’s mid-term evaluation results. Furthermore, he highlighted the value of external consultants conducting transformational change evaluations for creating a sense of urgency among implementation stakeholders to strengthen political commitments to the NSP Camilo Herrera Pena, Project Manager for the Colombia – Domestic Refrigeration NSP, then shared some key lessons learnt from his experience of undergoing mid-term evaluations from the perspective of an NSP. Reflecting upon the challenges and opportunities of the evaluations and resulting recommendations, Herrera Pena highlighted the evaluation process as ‘a good exercise to assess the extent of achievement of indicators and activities’.
The event once again allowed Friends of the NAMA Facility to engage in a thoughtful debate on how mid-term evaluation can support learning and transformational change within the NAMA Facility and beyond to support ambitious climate action.
Learn more about Evaluation and Learning at the NAMA Facility.
View the presentation slides of this Evaluation and Climate Finance event in our Knowledge and Learning Hub.
The NAMA Facility is a joint initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), UK Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ), the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities (KEFM), the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the European Union and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).
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