Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact AssessmentThe continuation of the Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) program aims to build capacity and mechanisms for measuring causal impacts of GCF investments. This technical assistance program will help approved GCF projects build high quality and useful baseline data, support real-time learning on the likelihood of impacts and measure causal impact of GCF investments.
In 2018, eight projects were selected for strengthening impact measurement and tracking implementation fidelity. The eight projects focus on climate information services, REDD+ and adaptation. The first phase of this pilot on the “formative project evaluations” is concluding in 2018. An IEU report will present findings from these eight projects that are being informed by field missions and technical assistance for high-quality data collection.
In 2019, the IEU will support six additional projects that will be selected for their ownership and representativeness, among other criteria. A key report will be presented as part of the IEU’s quarterly report at B.22, and a report laying out baseline findings from all selected projects will be submitted to the Board at B.24.
- Background documents
- Batch 2018
- Batch 2019
- Webinar on Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) Programme
- Video: LORTA - What You Need to Know with Dr. Jo Puri
- LORTA Workshop Video: Dr. Edward Jackson - Engaging Private Sector in Impact Evaluation
- LORTA Workshop Video: Elspeth Kirkman - Evaluation for Humans: Why Behavior Matters?
- LORTA Workshop Video: Dr. Jorg Faust - Impact Evaluation in Development Cooperation
- LORTA Workshop Video: Dr. Jo Puri - Becoming Faster, Smarter, Better
- Blog post: Co-creating an evaluation design: Insights from the field
- Blog post: LORTA Workshop 2019 - Mastering the art of measuring impact
- Blog post: Often late and costs a pretty penny: do impact evaluations meet the opportunity window?
- Blog post: Evaluation must promote sustainable development
- Good will hunting: Challenges of theory-based impact evaluations for climate investments in a multilateral setting, by Jyotsna Puri, Archi Rastogi, Martin Prowse and Solomon Asfaw (2019)
- Challenges in real-world impact evaluations: Some learning on costs and timeliness, by Jyotsna Puri and Francis Rathinam (2019)
- Soil and nutrients loss in Malawi: an economic assessment, by Solomon Asfaw, Carlo Orecchia, Giacomo Pallante, and Alessandro Palma (2018)
- The Impact of Cash Transfer Programs in Building Resilience: Insight from African Countries, by Solomon Asfaw and Benjamin Davis (2018)
- Climate Resilience Pathways of Rural Households. Evidence from Ethiopia, by Solomon Asfaw, Giuseppe Maggio and Alessandro Palma (2018)
- Women, Wealth and Waterborne Disease: Smallholders' Willingness to Pay for a Multiple-Use Water Scheme in Ethiopia by Martin Prowse and Tekalign Gutu Sakketa (2018)
- Evaluating advocacy: an exploration of evidence and tools to understand what works and why, by Katie Naeve, Julia Fischer-Mackey, Jyotsna Puri, Raag Bhatia and Rosaine N. Yegbemey (2017)
- The wicked cases of education and climate change: the promise and challenge of theory-based impact evaluations, in “Evaluation for Agenda 2030: Providing Evidence on Progress and Sustainability”, edited by Rob D. van den Berg, Indran Naidoo and Susan D. Tamondong (2017)
- Can rigorous impact evaluations improve humanitarian assistance?, by Jyotsna Puri, Anastasia Aladysheva, Vegard Iversen, Yashodhan Ghorpade and Tilman Brück (2017)
- Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development, edited by Juha Ilari Uitto, Jyotsna Puri and Rob D. van den Berg (2016)
- Climate change adaptation in Ethiopia: To what extent does social protection influence livelihood diversification? by Martin Prowse and Zerihun Berhane Weldegebriel (2013)
- Impact Evaluation and Interventions to Address Climate Change: A scoping study by Martin Prowse and Birte Snilstveit (2010)