Categorized Under: Climate
ICF International worked with International Resources Group and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist Asia and Middle East missions in planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs implemented under USAID's Global Climate Change Initiative. The project had three specific objectives:
ICF identified approximately 10 projects related to infrastructure, extractive industries, and industrial agriculture in areas with at-risk ecosystems or populations and analyzed their vulnerabilities to climate change. In addition, ICF established protocols to evaluate and monitor the projects for compliance with social and environmental commitments.
Through this project, ICF helped USAID understand how climate stressors interact with other development pressures to affect vulnerable ecosystems and populations. The project provided a much clearer picture of the multiple stresses affecting these areas. Since climate effects can take a long time to be fully realized, the establishment of M&E procedures will serve to establish a baseline and understand the pace of climate impacts over time.
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