Book Launch: Evaluating Environment in International Development
At the 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development, Juha I. Uitto, director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF IEO), and the editor of Evaluating Environment in International Development, together with Saraswathi Menon and Andy Rowe presented the newest publication of evaluating environment and sustainability issues in developing countries. In this spirit, approximately 300 conference participants from 59 countries were invited to exchange thoughts and ideas in an informal setting.
The recently published book provides novel and in-depth perspectives on the increasingly strategic area of climate change and development evaluation. Moving beyond projects and programs, it considers aspects such as evaluating normative work on the environment and evaluating environmental consequences of economic and social development efforts. It not only aims to stimulate the dialogue and learning process between practitioners and research, but also to provide an encouragement for social change, especially for the most affected people of climate and environmental change in the global South. As Nidhi Khattri (World Bank, Independent Evaluation Group) stated: "The book is a must read for anyone concerned about development and its effects on environment."