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Evaluation of Danish support for climate change adaptation in developing countries

Research report

Written by Neil Bird

Research report

This evaluation of Danish support to climate change adaptation (2008–2018) was commissioned by the Department for Evaluation, Learning and Quality of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and conducted from October 2019 to December 2020.

It was framed by nine evaluation questions under four areas of inquiry:

  1. the role of the Climate Envelope within the overall adaptation portfolio;
  2. mainstreaming climate considerations into bilateral Danish official development assistance;
  3. transformative responses to climate change; and 
  4. Denmark’s role in the international climate adaptation support landscape.

The evaluation also examined the extent to which Danish support strengthened livelihoods and enhanced the resilience of poor and marginalised communities.

The evaluation included case studies in Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Bangladesh and was undertaken by PEM Consult in collaboration with ODI.

Authors: Eric Buhl-Nielsen, Kris B. Prasada Rao, Neil Bird, Henri Leturque and Astrid Høegh Jensen