Communities in the Global South are in the frontline of the impacts of climate change and, at the same time, play a crucial role in generating innovative solutions for reducing emissions and building resilience. However, locally led projects face significant challenges in accessing climate funds, as resources are insufficient and rarely targeted to the community level. The many obstacles that are present throughout the process, such as restrictive requirements, and lack of flexibility, patience or trust, perpetuate power imbalances and prevent funding from serving climate justice.

 

  • The eight principles of locally led adaptation (LLA) arose from analyzing shared elements in climate finance investments that showcased social transformation.
  • They were formulated to promote the empowerment of local communities in leading their own adaptation initiatives in an effective and sustainable manner.
  • IIED developed a 360-degree approach that will enable stakeholders to explore the relative effectiveness of adaptation initiatives and improve climate finance quality.
  • The approach involves three workstreams. Workstream 2 uses quantitative scorecards to assess projects for alignment with Principles for LLA.

 

OBJECTIVES

Generate preliminary data about the experience of different actors in specific finance delivery chains, to will facilitate feedback and accountability between different actors.

Exploration of how to customize the generic scorecard for a specific context. This should include reflections and amendments.

 

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY 

Bellow are the outlined steps for the process.

 

01. REVIEW OF THE 01 360 ACCOUNTABILITY SCORECARD:

Thoroughly review the questions proposed in the scorecards to confirm they are adequate for each actor of the FDC and proposal of an adjusted version for each.

 

02. INTERVIEWS: ORGANIZED WITH THE 3 MAIN ACTORS of this FDC, considering the following approach:

 

Provider – Skoll Foundation

The adjusted scorecard was sent to Skoll, to provide answers using drop-down option for most of the questions. Responses were analyzed by Fundación Avina, and then complemented with an interview.

 

Intermediary – Fundación Avina

CAW adjusted questions of the scorecard for Fundación Avina to provide written responses. Then, an interview with three key staff of Fundación Avina working on the BASE project, was conducted. Finally, CAW assessed the extent to which the principles were met.

 

Recipients

3 projects supported by BASE were selected. The BASE partner that recommended the selected project conducted the interviews with recipients directly on the territories. The two projects in Indonesia were visited by Hivos/Humanis while the visit to the Costa Rica implementation site was done by Forest Trends and Fundación Avina.

  • 1.Sustainable ethno- development in conservation and recovery of the ancestral forest of the Nairi Awari indigenous territory – Costa Rica – led by ADIRINA.
  • 2.Development of conservation agriculture as a smart solution to address the impacts of increasing and prolonged drought in southwest Sumba District – Indonesia – led by Rainbow Consortium.
  • 3.Indigenous community resilient sustainable forest – Indonesia – led by Matahari Consortium.

 

03. TRANSLATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:

The assessment was consolidated into infographics in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Indonesian, that represent key findings from these interviews to share the results.

 

04. SHARING INPUTS WITH IIED

An interview will also be organized between Avina and IIED to capture the experience and facilitate cross-pilot comparison and to have feedback on the process.

 

Find here the full document about the project IMPLEMENTATION OF IIED’S SCORECARD APPROACH BUILT ON THE PRINCIPLES FOR LOCALLY LED ADAPTATION (LLA) IN THE BASE INITIATIVE.

 

Find here the summary with infographics: