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This section contains evaluation reports, evaluation syntheses, baseline reports, reviews, surveys and studies, policy briefs and publications by DEval employees.

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Policy Brief: Municipal Development Policy in Germany. Current Trends, Challenges and Recommendations for Further Promotion

  • Dr Andrea Beck
  • Dr Martin Bruder
  • Dr Eva Dick
  • Verena Gantner
  • Dr Klaus Hermanns
  • Dr Johannes Schmitt
  • Christopher Wingens

How has municipal development policy in Germany continued to unfold over the last few years, and where do things stand today? What has been achieved, and what are the challenges for municipal development engagement? Moreover, how can German municipalities be further supported in maximising their contribution to globally sustainable development up to 2030 and beyond? These questions are addressed in two complementary investigations: a study by the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), and an evaluation by the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval). This policy brief presents the key findings and recommendations of both investigations.

Bibliographical information

  • Beck, A., M. Bruder, E. Dick, V. Gantner, K. Hermanns, J. Schmitt and C. Wingens (2023), Municipal Development Policy in Germany: Current Trends, Challenges and Recommendations for Further Promotion, DEval Policy Brief 6/2023, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) und German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), Bonn.
Instruments and structures of development cooperation Germany Policy Briefs

Does Irrigation Strengthen Climate Resilience? Geo-Spatial Impact Evaluation, Mali

  • Ariel BenYishay
  • Seth Goodman
  • Rachel Sayers
  • Kunwar Singh
  • Madeleine Walker
  • Dr Mascha Rauschenbach
  • Dr Martin Noltze

The discussion paper is part of the DEval evaluation of interventions for climate change adaptation. This paper focuses on an existing evidence gap on the effectiveness, impact and sustainability of irrigation infrastructure interventions for strengthening climate resilience and climate change adaptation in the nexus of agriculture and water. The evaluation selected the long-term investments of German financial and technical development cooperation in Mali as a representative learning case for similar interventions in the context of climate vulnerability and conflict in the African Sahel region.

Bibliographical information

  • BenYishay A., S. Goodman, R. Sayers, K. Singh, M. Walker, M. Rauschenbach and M. Noltze (2023), Does Irrigation Strengthen Climate Resilience? A Geospatial Impact Evaluation of Interventions in Mali, DEval Discussion Paper 1/2023, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Ecology and Climate Sustainability Africa Discussion Papers

Policy Brief: Climate Change Adaptation: Supporting Partner Countries in Implementing the Paris Agreement

  • Dr Martin Noltze
  • Dr Sven Harten

The climate crisis poses enormous challenges for the international community. German development cooperation (DC) therefore supports its partner countries in implementing the Paris Agreement by promoting Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). In the NDCs, the contracting states specify the degree to which they plan to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to what extent they want to adapt to climate change. The NAPs incorporate the national adaptation policy into the development plans. Against this backdrop, in the course of the evaluation of interventions for climate change adaptation, DEval examined how effectively German DC supports NDCs and NAP processes. This policy brief presents the findings and recommendations of the evaluation.

Bibliographical information

  • Noltze, M. and S. Harten (2023), Climate Change Adaptation: Supporting Partner Countries in Implementing the Paris Agreement, DEval Policy Brief 8/2023, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Ecology and Climate Sustainability Policy Briefs

Policy Brief: Klimaanpassung: Partnerländer bei der Umsetzung des Pariser Klimaabkommens unterstützen

  • Dr Martin Noltze
  • Dr Sven Harten

Die Klimakrise stellt die internationale Staatengemeinschaft vor enorme Herausforderungen. Die deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (EZ) unterstützt deshalb ihre Partnerländer bei der Umsetzung des Pariser Klimaabkommens über die Förderung von nationalen Klimabeiträgen (Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs) und nationalen Anpassungsplänen (National Adaptation Plans, NAPs). In den NDCs legen die Vertragsstaaten fest, wie stark sie ihre Treibhausgasemissionen senken und inwieweit sie sich an den Klimawandel anpassen wollen. Über die NAPs wird das Thema Anpassung in die nationale Entwicklungsplanung eingebracht. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersuchte das DEval im Rahmen der Evaluierung von Maßnahmen zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel, wie effektiv diese NDCs und NAP-Prozesse unterstützen (Noltze et al., 2023). In diesem Policy Brief werden die Ergebnisse und Empfehlungen der Evaluierung vorgestellt.

Bibliographical information

  • Noltze, M. und S. Harten (2023), Klimaanpassung: Partnerländer bei der Umsetzung des Pariser Klimaabkommens unterstützen, DEval Policy Brief 8/2023, Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval), Bonn.
Ecology and Climate Sustainability Policy Briefs

Policy Brief: Climate Policy: Pathways to More Effective Adaptation to the Climate Crisis

  • Dr Martin Noltze
  • Dr Sven Harten

German development cooperation (DC) supports developing and emerging countries in adapting to climate change. DEval evaluated its success in a modular evaluation of climate change adaptation interventions. This policy brief summarises the key fndings of the evaluation and gives recommendations for a better climate policy.

Bibliographical information

  • Noltze, M. and S. Harten (2023), Climate Policy: Pathways to More Effective Adaptation to the Climate Crisis, DEval Policy Brief 7/2023, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Ecology and Climate Sustainability Policy Briefs

Policy Brief: Klimapolitik: Wege zu einer wirksameren Anpassung an die Klimakrise

  • Dr Martin Noltze
  • Dr Sven Harten

Die deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (EZ) unterstützt Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländer bei der Anpassung an den Klimawandel. Das DEval hat im Rahmen einer modularen Evaluierung von Maßnahmen zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel deren Erfolg bewertet. In diesem Policy Brief werden die zentralen Ergebnisse der Evaluierung zusammengefasst und Empfehlungen für eine wirksamere Klimapolitik ausgesprochen.

Bibliographical information

  • Noltze, M. und S. Harten (2023), Klimapolitik: Wege zu einer wirksameren Anpassung an die Klimakrise, DEval Policy Brief 7/2023, Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval), Bonn.
Ecology and Climate Sustainability Policy Briefs
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