German development cooperation aims to strengthen climate resilience by adapting to climate change. The German Federal Government is financially committed to this objective, as well. Between 2011 and 2020, Germany’s climate-related official development assistance (ODA) amounted to USD 45.4 billion, approximately a quarter of all German ODA. Of that amount, over USD 17.5 billion were committed for climate change adaptation interventions.
But to what extent did the Federal Government set relevant priorities for adaptation-related ODA? To what extent do adaptation interventions achieve their objectives? And to what extent does German development cooperation contribute towards strengthening climate resilience in developing and emerging countries? DEval sought to answer these questions in a modular evaluation of climate change adaptation interventions.