2016 - 2018


Scaling out Devolved Climate Finance in Tanzania

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.

  • The project is being led by IIED, in collaboration with the Government of Tanzania and funded by DFID. The five-year project runs from 2016 – 2021.
  • LTS Africa is responsible for the MEL component of the project, valued at GBP 147,900.
  • LTS will work closely with consortium partners to provide MEL support and build the capacity of stakeholders including the government of Tanzania personnel.

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:

  • Collaboratively develop a comprehensive MEL strategy which will justify and explain tracking of project outcomes, detail a capacity building plan on MEL, and ensure capture of evidence of innovative community solutions to climate change.
  • Build capacity – including both classroom training and “on-the-job” mentoring, covering the TAMD framework that will assist them in developing decentralised adaptation MEL frameworks and systems.

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.

Photo credits to Richard Davis

Clients: International Institute for Environment and Development



Geography: Tanzania

Date: 2016 - 2018

Keywords: MEL, Monitoring and Evaluation, Climate Change, Local Government

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