Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection and Learning for Community-based Adaptation: A Manual for Local Practitioners

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Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection and Learning for Community-based Adaptation: A Manual for Local Practitioners

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August 2012

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Developed by CARE in partnership with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection and Learning (PMERL) Manual supports a methodology that can help measure, monitor, and evaluate changes in local adaptive capacity within vulnerable communities for better decision-making on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA). By presenting a participatory methodology for developing and monitoring CBA indicators, it provides a new platform for local stakeholders to articulate their own needs, which is a fundamental part of building and strengthening adaptive capacity. The PMERL methodology also responds to the need for continuous feedback and joint learning and communication in order for CBA to be flexible in light of the challenge of uncertainty. When monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is carried out in a participatory fashion, it enables an ongoing dialogue with and within communities as part of the promoted continuous learning and reflection process Read more: http://www.careclimatechange.org/files/adaptation/CARE_PMERL_Manual_2012... : http://www.careclimatechange.org/files/adaptation/CARE_PMERL_Manual_2012...