Central Africa must seize the opportunity of GCF independent evaluation to make its voice heard

 

 

GCF independent evaluation is in progress. It is an opportunity to contribute to GCF’s global mandate of transitioning the globe to low-emission and climate-resilient development…

 

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GCF: VOICES - 'Just good evidence is not enough,' says GCF’s evaluation head

 

Songdo, 23 Oct 2017 - The head of GCF’s newly established Independent Evaluation Unit believes knowledge sharing is essential, but not enough, to change people’s behaviour. Jyotsna Puri (Jo for short) provides her views on how to make knowledge a power for positive change.

 

“We now have excellent data and good technology to provide the evidence on which to base effective action to deal with climate change and other challenges,” said Ms Puri. “But we also now realize that just sharing knowledge is not enough. We need to go the ‘final mile’ in making people change their behaviour.” 



In a wide-ranging interview, Ms Puri highlighted the inadequacy of previous thinking that assumed it was sufficient to merely present the scientific evidence for climate action. “That’s passé,” she said. “We incorrectly thought that people would look at the evidence and say ‘Voila!’ I need to change behaviour. Nowhere has this naive approach been more underscored than in the inadequacy of action around climate change. To achieve real change, we need to move beyond the evidence to encourage people to take action that is both positive and long-lasting.”

 

Ms Puri’s interest in behavioural insights informs her current focus as head of the Independent Evaluation Unit in drawing together the twin streams of evidence-based knowledge and shared knowledge to ensure GCF is accountable for the climate finance it disburses. The independent unit was formed earlier this year to achieve two main goals.



One is to undertake high-quality and credible evidence-based evaluations of key GCF result areas. These include identifying and measuring the transformative impact of GCF activities and the extent to which GCF has contributed to catalyzing a paradigm shift towards low-emission, climate-resilient pathways. The other is to enhance GCF’s ability to learn from its activities.

 

 

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