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The following resources may be helpful to you in following the CBA Project Cycle.



UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles
These country climate change profiles were developed for 52 developing countries. They comprise of country level climate observations and provide multi-model climate projections for different parts of each country featured.

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs)
The NAPAs document climatic trends, and key vulnerabilities to climate change for relevant sectors. They list existing, as well as potential adaptation activities for each sector. The NAPAs also list and profile priority adaptation projects identified by the respective Least Developed Countries.

Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
This report highlights impacts of climate change in different parts of the world, on sectors and resources such as water, agriculture, human health, and settlements among others. It describes factors that exacerbate vulnerability to climate change and provides adaptation options.

National Communications to the UNFCCC
These country reports document national circumstances, climate change impacts, and vulnerability assessments by sector. They also list priority climate change mitigation and adaptation projects identified by respective countries.

World Bank Climate Change Data Portal
This Data Portal provides readily accessible country-level climate-related data to policy makers and development practitioners. Using a map interface, users can select their country of interest and access information on climate projections, climate change impacts on different crops and sectors, socio-economic data and other relevant studies and resources for the selected country. The portal also provides access to a screening tool called ADAPT (Assessment and Design for Adaptation to Climate Change: A Planning Tool), which assists in the idetnfication of activities sensitive to the effects of climate change.

The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Wizard
The Climate Wizard is a visual tool that allows users to view historic temperature and rainfall maps for anywhere in the world, as well as future predictions of temperature and rainfall in a given area. With this information, users can assess how climate has changed over time and project what future changes may occur.

Adaptation, gender and women’s empowerment
This CARE Climate Change Brief explains why gender is an important consideration in vulnerability to climate change, and identifies how gender roles, control over resources, and power play a role in people’s adaptive capacity.


CARE International Project Standards
The Project Standards are a quality assurance tool for all CARE projects and programmes. They are designed to guide the work of project designers; provide a checklist for approval of project proposals; and to offer a tool for periodic project self-appraisal and evaluation.

CARE Unifying Framework for Poverty Eradication & Social Justice & Underlying Causes of Poverty
The Unifying Framework was developed to clarify the linkages between different CARE approaches, including household livelihood security, rights-based approaches and gender and diversity. The framework demonstrates how these and other approaches and lenses come together in a complementary and very powerful way. The Unifying Framework is a helpful resource in identifying project goal and objectives.

CARE International Programme Principles
These six principles represent the key principles that CARE International has committed to across all of its programmes. They define how we will work as an organisation to achieve our vision and mission.

CARE Project Design Handbook
This very practical handbook is a guide to translating CARE's vision, principles and values into action through logical design of projects and programs. The Handbook introduces a conceptual framework, or roadmap, to program and project planning.

Participatory Learning Action: Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change
This issue of the Participatory Learning Action journal includes articles, case studies and participatory tools based on practical experiences with CBA.

Adaptation, gender and women’s empowerment
This CARE Climate Change Brief provides a basic overview of gender transformative approaches to adaptation, and the specific role of women’s empowerment in this process. It includes concrete examples from adaptation projects in Bangladesh, Tajikistan and Ghana.

Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change
This manual developed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) is a comprehensive and practical resource. While oriented towards training, it provides an excellent overview of climate change and gender issues which can be helpful in considering these issues in project design.

Advocacy Tools and Guidelines: Promoting Policy Change: Resource Manual for CARE Program Managers
These tools provide a step by step guideline for planning advocacy initiatives, as well as advice for successful implementation.

CARE Denmark Rights-Based Approach Guidelines
These operational guidelines are designed to help project teams in adopting rights-based approaches (RBA), specifically in the natural resource management sector. They provide helpful background on RBA, as well as specific advice on integrating rights-based approaches into different parts of the project cycle.

Checklist for M&E Resource Requirements
This handy checklist provides guidance on reviewing the project budget to ensure that adequate resources have been allocated for Monitoring & Evaluation.



The Basics of Project Implementation: A Guide for Project Managers
This handbook developed by CARE provides guidance that will enable managers oversee all components of project implementation in an integrated, holistic manner. If focuses on managing relationships with project stakeholders, managing human and financial resources, facilitating learning, managing risks and ensuring flexibility.

CARE International Programme Principles
These six principles represent the key principles that CARE International has committed to across all of its programmes. They define how we will work as an organisation to achieve our vision and mission. It is important to keep these principles in mind when planning for project implementation.

The CARE Partnership Manual
The Partnership Manual documents the main policies and principles of partnership. In addition, it describes various typologies of partnerships, and provides guidelines for crafting and operationalising partnership strategies. It contains key issues to consider in selecting partners as well as the process of selecting and engaging with them. Finally, it suggests practices that are helpful in establishing and maintaining strong partnerships.

CARE International Gender Equity Building Blocks
This resource kit aims to facilitate the integration of gender equity considerations into the project cycle. It covers the entire project cycle, including the implementation stage, providing guidance, checklists and tools for mainstreaming gender equity into projects.



CARE Project Management Information Systems: Guidelines for Planning, Implementing and Managing a DME Project Information System
The guidelines document the process for defining, locating, collecting, storing, analysing, sharing and using information to support decision-making, coordination and control in a project.

CARE Project Design Handbook
Chapters 5 and 6 give guidance on developing coherent information systems and on reflective practice.

The Community-Based Adaptation Exchange
This website provides a platform for knowledge and information sharing on climate change adaptation. It has sections on tools, news, events, case studies, policy resources and videos on Community-Based Adaptation.

This website is a collaborative knowledge platform that provides climate change adaptation guidance by pooling expertise from a wide range of organisations that contribute to adaptation science and practice. The weADAPT platform includes a suite of new and innovative tools and methods, datasets and experiences that is a resource for strengthening the capacity of those tasked with undertaking adaptation

Adaptation Atlas
The Adaptation Atlas is a mapping tool that brings together data on the impacts of climate change and on adaptation activities, particularly focused on the themes of food, water, land, health and livelihoods. It is intended to help researchers, policymakers, planners and citizens to establish priorities and act on adaptation.

AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) that seeks to facilitate the flow of climate change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods in Africa. It is for researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities who are vulnerable to climate variability and change across the continent.