Work Principles of the AF-TERG

These ten work principles were derived from the approved AF-TERG strategy and work programme where they were formulated as part of and throughout the guiding principles, strategic choices and work culture.






Strategy and Work Programme of the AF-TERG

This three-year Strategy and Work Programme of the Adaptation Fund Technical Evaluation Reference Group (AF-TERG) presents the first strategy and work programme of the AF-TERG for fiscal years 2021 to 2023, ie. July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023. The document was presented to the Adaptation Fund Board intersessionally between the first and second parts of its 35th meeting, and subsequently approved. The three-year work programme is accompanied by a two-year budget, covering fiscal years 2021 and 2022. The budget was presented to the Board as part of the administrative budget.

The implementation of the work programme by the AF-TERG will be evaluated in fiscal year 2023, and in the interim feedback will be sought regularly from the Fund’s key stakeholders.



Terms of Reference of the AF-TERG

The Terms of Reference of the AF-TERG can be found in annex III of the report of the Thirty-First Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board.

The Terms of Reference provide an overview of the AF-TERG mandate, composition, working modalities as well as criteria for the recruitment of AF-TERG Members, the development of a work programme and budget, and the relations with the Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat.






Guidelines for Project/Programme Final Evaluations

These guidelines are based on international best practices and on a literature review of existing guidelines for similar projects and institutions. They also follow the Adaptation Fund Evaluation Framework minimum requirement on final evaluations.

These guidelines should complement the Implementing Entities’ own guidelines on final evaluations. These guidelines describe how final evaluations should be conducted, as a minimum, to ensure sufficient accountability and learning for the purposes of the Adaptation Fund.

The guidelines are neither comprehensive nor do they cover all technical issues and processes in conducting an evaluation. In no way should these guidelines be interpreted as a prescriptive manual for conducting final evaluations and preparing their reports.


Evaluation Framework

The overall purpose of this Evaluation Framework is to explain concepts, roles, and use of evaluation within the Adaptation Fund and to define the institutional framework and the responsibilities of different entities participating in the Fund. Specifically, it establishes requirements for how Fund activities should be evaluated in line with international principles, norms, and standards.

A review and revision of the Evaluation Framework is currently taking place.