About the Toolkit
This Toolkit is designed to facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation into development projects. It is organised around the following, simplified stages in the project cycle: analysis, design and implementation. Information & knowledge management, including monitoring and evaluation, is treated as an ongoing function which is integrated into each of these stages. The strongest emphasis on monitoring and evaluation is found in the description of the “design” stage.
For each stage in the project cycle, key issues are identified and step-by-step guidance is provided, as are recommended support tools and resources. Case studies and examples from field testing the Toolkit on CARE projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America demonstrate how it can be used in practice. Checklists guide production of key project documents.
This Toolkit can be used to strengthen many different kinds of development projects. However, if your project is ‘climate sensitive’ – i.e. it addresses those resources, livelihoods, services or sectors that directly rely on climate for its viability – then this Toolkit was made for you. The Climate Sensitivity Check will help assess the degree to which your project is “climate sensitive.” 1 Less vulnerable projects may still find it helpful to go through the process of are provided to Basic Project Screening.
This section also offers guidance on when to use the Toolkit and helps you understand what it will and won’t do in Toolkit Uses and Toolkit Limitations.
Links across the top of each page allow you to navigate between different sections in 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, checklists, case studies and frequently asked questions. You can return to a previous location at any time by clicking your browser’s back button.
We have designed the Toolkit in an interactive format so that it can be used on your computer. Doing so will reduce paper and ink consumption. However, it is possible to print the entire Toolkit or specific sections.