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

Guideline / Manual / Toolkit

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

PUBLISHED DATE

November 2012

RESOURCE

Despite the increase in attention to and practice of community-based adaptation, there remains a lack of participatory, practical, replicable and relevant methodologies for measuring, monitoring and evaluating changes in vulnerability and adaptive capacity to generate evidence of successful community-based adaptation. In response to this gap, an Experts Working Group was convened by CARE in partnership with IIED in February 2011, to develop a participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) framework for local and community-based adaptation. The resulting framework is a Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection & Learning (MERL) tool primarily intended to support adaptive decision-making in vulnerable communities. It is intended to be an open-source PM&E methodology that can be used for and by vulnerable communities, supported by planners, practitioners and policymakers across the field, to inform their adaptation planning and implementation