Evaluation experts increasingly recognize that successfully implementing climate interventions and assessing their impact requires geospatial data. This can improve targeting, planning, policymaking and risk management. Yet the uptake of geocoding is limited in the climate finance domain.
On 16 August, the IEU held a learning talk on the use of GIS in climate investments. This learning talk outlined the IEU’s approach to geocoding GCF projects so that:
- GCF projects target the most vulnerable communities at the sub-national level.
- GCF interventions within the same country are complementary and coherent.
- GCF projects with communities and ecosystems show quantified impact.
The learning talk provided a forum to debate approaches to geospatial data to improve the evaluation of climate projects, including insights from the Global Environment Facility.