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About the Toolkit

This Toolkit is designed to guide users through the process of developing and implementing Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) projects. It is organised around the following, simplified stages in the project cycle: analysis, design and implementation. It also provides guidance on information & knowledge management, including monitoring & evaluation. This is the fourth component of the project cycle, which occurs throughout the other three stages (please see CBA Project Cycle for further details). For each of these stages, step-by-step guidance is provided, along with recommended tools and resources to support the process.

This Toolkit includes CBA Project Standards, which can be used to enhance the quality of project processes and outcomes. Project teams should strive to meet or exceed these Standards in all three stages of the project cycle. Following the step-by-step guidance will enable you to achieve the Standards in the analysis, design, implementation and information & knowledge management of your CBA project. The Project Document Checklists provide further support.

This section also offers guidance on when to use the Toolkit, and helps you to understand what it will and won’t do.

The links across the top of each page allow you to navigate between the different sections of the Toolkit. The side navigation bar indicates which section you are in and allows you to move through its different parts. Quick Links take you directly to tools, resources and checklists. At any time, you can return to a previous location by clicking your browser’s back button.

We have designed the Toolkit in this interactive format so that it can be used on your computer. Doing so will reduce paper, ink and energy consumption. However, it is possible to print the entire Toolkit or specific sections.