You need to know where you’ve been and where you are if you want to know where you are going. That’s one of the fundamental tenets of good monitoring and reporting (M&R) and having been involved in the design and implementation of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) M&R system over the last three years, I thought I’d share some of the reflections and takeaways from my exciting journey.
Tajikistan is considered the country most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Central Asia, not to mention one of the poorest. Building adaptive capacity for climate change is one of the main activities of Tajikistan’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) and in early May, a broad range of stakeholders gathered in the capital Dushanbe to share, discuss and assess the progress being made in this area.
After a year and a half of hard work on creating user friendly monitoring and reporting toolkits, the fruits are beginning to show with all four CIF programs now able to use their toolkits to report FY14 results. It’s been a challenging but rewarding journey!