Approach Paper: Climate Change and IDB: Building Resilience and Reducing Emissions

Aug 2013
This evaluation from the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) documents and draws lessons from what the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has done over the past decade with a view to making a strong future contribution to increasing climate-change resilience and reducing GHG emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The evaluation will be organized into three sections and nine chapters. The first section will address the big picture, including climate change challenges and what the IDB is doing to support countries in overcoming these challenges. The second section will address the adaptation and mitigation interventions and actions that the IDB has supported through loans and TC operations in key sectors and areas, taking into consideration mainstreaming and any associated co-benefits, when possible. The final section will assess project performance and results to gauge whether or not projects are economically and environmentally sustainable and whether the promoted techniques are robust to evolving climatic conditions.