CDKN logoINTRAC has led on the design and delivery of Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment (MEIA) for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) since its inception in 2010. INTRAC is responsible for strengthening the network’s systems, capacity and culture to plan, monitor, evaluate and learn for increased effectiveness, relevance and influence.
The monitoring and evaluation system established has been assessed as “robust, transparent and providing adequate scrutiny to the operations of the programme” (DFID, CDKN Annual Review 2015).

CDKNThe Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development (CCD) by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. Within the broad scope of CCD, the programme works across four strategic themes:

  • Climate compatible development strategies and plans
  • Improving developing countries’ access to climate finance
  • Strengthening resilience through climate-related disaster risk management
  • Supporting climate negotiators from the least developed and most vulnerable countries
Ahmedabad survey respondents, Gulrez Azhar Shah & Kathy Tran, July 2011. CDKN.

Ahmedabad survey respondents. Gulrez Azhar Shah & Kathy Tran, July 2011. CDKN.

To date, 74 countries have been supported by the programme. Country-level support is focussed in 12 priority or deep engagement countries – Bangladesh, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, Uganda – and one priority sub-region – Caribbean.

The CDKN alliance is led by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and includes the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and regional partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America – LEAD Pakistan, SouthSouthNorth (SSN) and Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA).

CDKN funding is provided principally by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the Netherlands Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS). The total CDKN budget over the seven-year period to the end of March 2017 will be £120m.