Evidence Gap Map of Climate Change Adaptation



Guido Fernandez de Velasco


Nathalie Doswald


Luis Sánchez
Jerónimo Rocío


This project was jointly supported by the Independent Evaluation Unit of the Green Climate Fund (IEU) and the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval). The objective was to develop an evidence gap map that takes stock of high-quality evidence related to interventions and outcomes/impacts of adaptation action.

Main tasks

  • Consult with key stakeholders;
  • Review the existing inclusion/exclusion criteria and refine them with regard to methodological issues;
  • Define the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA);
  • Review and refine the existing search protocol;
  • Carry out an extensive literature search that includes screening and coding the studies;
  • Populate the EGM with the evidence found, using visualization tools;
  • Write a short report accompanying the EGM with a summary of the methodology used for screening and coding the evidence.

Main outputs

  • An initial approach paper discussing the scope, definitions, steps and methods;
  • Workshop materials (draft framework) and recommendations from workshop;
  • Final gap map framework;
  • Search protocol;
  • Database of studies;
  • Gap map and Gap map report.

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