Zambia Takes an Inclusive Approach to Developing a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Framework for its National Adaptation Plan

The Zambian NAP process officially launched in April 2021 and aims to establish medium- to long-term priorities for building the country’s climate resilience across nine priority sectors. To ensure effective decision making, Zambia places significant emphasis on monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) as part of its overall performance optimization efforts.

In 2022, the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment (MGEE) initiated MEL system development consultations that led to adjustments documented in a report on the prioritization of adaptation measures. The revised approach includes subnational involvement, aligning with the 8th National Development Plan’s (8NDP’s) focus on environmental and sustainability issues. Consequently, the draft MEL framework developed in June 2022 needed revision to align with NAP reporting requirements and the aspirations outlined in the 8NDP.

This sNAPshot highlights some of the key components in the 2023 revised framework and draws on important lessons learned.

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Publisher: International Institute for Sustainable Development