This report presents a synthesis of project-level final evaluations, carried out after three years of implementation of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme.
The 15 projects that comprise BRACED are achieving outcomes for poor people that contribute to strengthened resilience and adaptation, with some interventions already supporting women and men in target areas to improve wellbeing in spite of shocks and stresses. Outcomes fall within four interconnected domains. An outcome in one domain (for instance, reliable access to water, and associated time saved) might be a precondition for another (such as women’s participation in community-level decision making). The domains are:
- Individual and household-level outcomes: What difference has BRACED made for individuals and their families, and how has wellbeing increased in spite of shocks and stresses?
- Institutional outcomes: from the local community to the national level: How are people planning and acting differently as a result of BRACED?
- Inclusive outcomes: What change has BRACED created for women, and how have the projects promoted social inclusion?
- Information outcomes: How are people using climate information to anticipate risks and plan for long-term change?