The ECRP (DFID’s first climate resilience programme in Africa) provides support to 1.2 million people in vulnerable communities to manage, cope with and recover from the impact of both current and future changes in weather patterns. Funding is provided to NGOs to scale up tried and tested interventions. The role of LTS is to support NGO implementing partners to develop and implement robust baselines and M&E frameworks, and to conduct external reviews and evaluations.
Ongoing monitoring, evaluation and learning has resulted in the programme’s ability to adapt and refine its activities each year whilst maintaining a focus on outcome level change. ECRP beneficiaries have grown their incomes and assets in the face of the changing climate and were shown to fare better during extreme events such as the 2015 floods.
Malawi faces significant climate challenges and poverty, often with disastrous results. ECRP supports a scaled-up response, through (1) community-based adaptation programmes in vulnerable districts; (2) improved information sharing on DRR and climate change adaptation; (3) effective early warning system for slow onset disasters, and (4) strengthened government-led disaster risk reduction and climate change programmes. This was DFID’s first resilience programme in Africa, and therefore effective learning has been important. This contract aims to ensure effective learning about programme delivery through ongoing M&E that improves implementation and impact.
The LTS team has:
Value and benefits
The focus is on ensuring that evidence from M&E feeds back into learning and influence on policy and programme work, in Malawi and internationally.
Ongoing monitoring, evaluation and learning has supported the programme to adapt and refine its activities each year whilst maintaining a focus on outcome level change. ECRP beneficiaries have grown their incomes and assets in the face of the changing climate and were shown to fare better during extreme events such as the 2015 floods.