CBA Project Standards
Community-based adaptation (CBA) is a new area for many development practitioners. CBA involves consideration of new and sometimes complex issues. It involves an integrated and often cross-sectoral approach, requiring different expertise and new partnerships. It works at multiple levels to achieve concrete improvements in the adaptive capacity of people and communities, and to create an enabling policy and institutional environment for local adaptation. It is grounded in good development practices, including participation of stakeholders, reflective practice and effective documentation and dissemination of results and lessons.
To guide project teams in achieving the highest quality in the analysis, design, implementation and information & knowledge management of CBA projects, we have developed the CBA Project Standards. These standards represent the key criteria that must be achieved to ensure the quality of process and outputs of different stages of the project cycle. Most importantly, the achievement of these standards will help to ensure that CBA projects make a sustainable contribution to the adaptive capacity of project stakeholders.