Founded with a mandate to serve as a learning laboratory for climate finance, the CIF is pioneering a Evaluation and Learning Initiative to identify strategic lessons from CIF portfolio implementation and enable learning that is timely, relevant to real-world needs, and applied to projects and programs.
The initiative will cover a range of strategic evaluations and stakeholder-led learning activities focused on four main learning themes: transformational change, private sector investment, local stakeholder engagement and benefit (including gender), and CIF design and approach.
The goal of the CIF’s Evaluation and Learning Initiative is to garner practical lessons that investors and practitioners within the CIF and other climate finance and development institutions can use now and into the future to advance climate-smart development. It is critical to augment the collective intelligence and insight so that all forms and sources of climate finance are used effectively to maximize results. This investment in evaluation and learning across the CIF will also play a crucial role in increasing understanding of the CIF’s achievements and will support greater accountability of CIF programs.
People learn in different ways—tacit knowledge, accumulated experience, and informal networks—and the CIF provides platforms for such exchanges.