The project aims to strengthen the resilience of over 1 million people in Tanzania and Zanzibar to increasing climate variability and change, by establishing local level climate adaptation funds in 15 districts in Tanzania and 13 in Zanzibar. LTS is a consortium partner, leading the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) component to provide evidence and learning on the effectiveness of devolved climate finance investments.
As part of capacity building, LTS will apply the Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD) evaluation framework to develop adaptation indicators for national and county level reporting.
The project responds to requests by district and national level institutions for technical assistance in strengthening their institutional capacity for climate resilience and low carbon growth. They recognise that they require support so that devolved climate finance mechanisms can be mainstreamed at district level.
Currently, there are very few models for the decentralisation of climate finance. This project needs to provide practical experience and a tested model for effective and robust disbursement of funds to promote adaptation to climate change that can be replicated throughout Tanzania and Zanzibar.
LTS’s MEL role is to:
Mentor – provide ongoing technical advice, support and training where necessary on climate resilience measurements and MEL requirements, including on TAMD approaches.
Value and benefits
The project will strengthen institutional arrangements to mobilise and deliver finance for investment in local adaptation prioritised by vulnerable communities at sub-district level. It will enhance coordination and integration into national climate change and M&E frameworks for effective climate change planning and budgeting. It will enable the Governments of Tanzania and Zanzibar to effectively draw down, disburse and monitor the effectiveness of finance from national and international sources to support the building of resilient, economically productive livelihoods, and a climate resilient economy.
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