This book provides novel and in-depth perspectives on evaluating environment and sustainability issues in developing countries.

Evaluating Environment in International Development focuses on the approaches and experiences of leading international organizations, not-for-profits, and multilateral and bilateral aid agencies to illustrate how systematic evaluation is an essential tool for providing evidence for decision-makers. Moving beyond projects and programmes, it explores normative work on the environment as well as environmental consequences of economic and social development efforts. This new edition reflects on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals and considers how they have influenced efforts in a wide range of countries and what the implications are for evaluation. It also explores ways in which Big Data and geospatial approaches might be utilized.

Significantly updated throughout to reflect recent developments in climate change research, and on the implications of the 2020 pandemic, this volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of environment studies, development studies, international relations, sustainable development and evaluation, as well as practitioners in international organizations and development and environmental NGOs.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003094821, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.


part Part I|75 pages

Introduction and conceptual background

chapter 1|22 pages

Evaluating environment in international development

An introduction
ByJuha I. Uitto
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chapter 2|21 pages

A global public goods perspective

ByRob D. van den Berg
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chapter 3|15 pages

Evaluation at the nexus

Evaluating sustainable development in the 2020s
ByAndy Rowe
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chapter 4|15 pages

Poverty, climate change and disaster risk reduction

Too complex to evaluate?
ByHazel Todd, David Todd
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part Part II|237 pages

Approaches and challenges in evaluating environment and sustainable development

chapter 5|14 pages

Using big data and geospatial approaches in evaluating environmental interventions

ByAnupam Anand, Geeta Batra
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chapter 6|18 pages

Multiple actors and confounding factors

Evaluating impact in complex social-ecological systems
ByAaron E. Zazueta, Jeneen R. Garcia
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chapter 8|19 pages

Meta-analysis of climate mitigation evaluations

ByChristine Wörlen
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chapter 9|24 pages

A programme theory approach to evaluating normative environmental interventions

BySegbedzi Norgbey, Michael Spilsbury
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chapter 10|17 pages

From evaluation of joint programmes to joint evaluation of SDGs-ready interventions

Lessons from the Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the Small Grants Programme
ByCarlo Carugi, Heather Bryant
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chapter 11|22 pages

Evaluating the poverty–environment nexus in Africa

ByMichael Stocking
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chapter 12|18 pages

Small grants, big impacts

Aggregation challenges
BySulan Chen, Juha I. Uitto
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chapter 15|21 pages

Disaster risk management in the SDG era

ByVijayalakshmi Vadivelu
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