Defining metrics for monitoring and evaluating the impact of co-production in climate services

Visman, Emma; Vincent, Katharine; Steynor, Anna; Karani, Irene; Mwangi, Emmah. 2022 Defining metrics for monitoring and evaluating the impact of co-production in climate services. Climate Services, 26, 100297. 17, pp.

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Despite increased commitment to co-production as a route to developing decision-relevant climate services, there has been less focus on the metrics or criteria for determining their success and impact. Drawing from literature and recent experiences from both operational- and research-focused climate resilience-building initiatives in Africa, we propose a framework and consider various approaches for monitoring and evaluating both the process and outcomes of investments in climate services co-production, so that scientific excellence can be monitored alongside development impact. This framework combines principles- and process-based approaches to track changes amongst the various parties involved in co-producing climate services. The development and application of this framework raises fundamental questions regarding the metrics for measuring the impact of co-production in climate services and the principles – including inclusivity, diversity and ensuring value for all partners in the process – on which these are based. The framework and its metrics contribute to the emerging field of monitoring and evaluation of climate services co-production, and will be of use in improving the robustness of the field going forwards.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Hydro-climate Risks (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 2405-8807
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access paper - full text available via Official URL link.
Additional Keywords: Africa, climate-resilient development, adaptation, monitoring and evaluation, resilience, ethics
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 06 Jul 2022 12:08 +0 (UTC)

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