Evaluation of Interventions for Climate Change Adaptation: Instruments for Managing Residual Climate Risks
The report is part of the modular evaluation of interventions for climate change adaptation. The report evaluates the relevance, effectiveness and impact of instruments for managing residual risks that remain after climate risks have been reduced through mitigation and adaptation. The report was completed in 2021.
This part of the evaluation takes a formative, theory-building approach and contains a series of case studies. It performs document analyses, holds workshops and conducts qualitative interviews on the basis of a standardised, large-scale budget/company survey and flood modelling using geodata.
Findings and Recommendations
- German development cooperation has suitable instruments for managing residual climate risks.
In order to cope with increasing residual climate risks, German developmen cooperation uses a range of instruments including risk preparedness, risk finance and transformative risk management. The focus here is on risk finance, and in particular the instrument of climate risk insurance. In light of the results of the evaluation, German development cooperation should increase its funding for managing residual climate risks.
- Climate risk insurances have a demonstrable impact potential, but are not always used so as to provide the best fit.
Climate risk insurance is a focal area of German development cooperation. However, climate risk insurance interventions are in many cases not a priority of the partners and target groups. If the priorities of the partner countries and the needs of the target groups were given greater consideration when designing the insurance solutions, their relevance could be increased. Combining them with other instruments would also increase their effectiveness To this end, the existing German approach to comprehensive risk management should be further developed.
- In light of increasing residual climate risks, transformative risk management is gaining importance but is still under-supported.
Transformative risk management interventions, for example involving human mobility in the context of climate change, have so far been implemented only sporadically. Long-term, sustainable approaches for transformative risk management are lacking. Against this background German development cooperation should expand the portfolio for addressing human mobility in the context of climate change as a crucial component of transformative risk management.
The evaluation was completed in 2021. This is a summary of the results and recommendations; you can find the complete results and recommendations in the report.
- Dr Martin Noltze Senior Evaluator - Team Leader
- Dr Gerald Leppert Former Senior Evaluator - Team Leader DEval
- Alexandra Köngeter Evaluator
- Kevin Moull Evaluator
- Dr Mascha Rauschenbach Evaluator - Team Leader
- Dr Cornelia Römling Evaluator
- Kai Rompczyk Evaluator
Dr Martin Noltze
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Dr Sven Harten
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Publications on Climate Change Adaptation
- Policy Brief: Relevanz und Wirksamkeit der deutschen EZ im Umgang mit residualen Klimarisiken steigern
- Evaluation of interventions for climate change adaptation. Instruments for managing residual climate risks
- Climate Mobility and Development Cooperation
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning for climate risk management
- Evidence Gap and Intervention Heat Maps of Climate Change Adaptation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
- IIED Briefing: The climate crisis: four ways evaluations can strengthen policymaking
- Exploring the link between climate variability and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
- IIED Briefing: La crisis climática: cuatro formas de fortalecer el diseño de políticas públicas a través de la evaluación
- Policy Brief: Anpassung an den Klimawandel: Erreicht die deutsche Finanzierung die besonders betroffenen Länder?
- Evaluierung von Maßnahmen zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel: Portfolio- und Allokationsanalyse