Evaluación del Programa de Reducción de la Vulnerabilidad de los Medios de Vida ante el Cambio Climático - Informe final
Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)
Annica Holmberg , Marina Dockweiler
This summative and formative evaluation of Programa de Reducción de la Vulnerabilidad de los Medios de Vida ante el Cambio Climático – PRV (Programme for the Reduction of the Vulnerability of Livelihoods to the effects of Climate Change), analyses the relevance of the results and the sustainability of the actions with the objective of drawing lessons-learned and specific recommendations for a new proposal. The programme timeframe evaluated was from January 2012 to December 2015. The evaluation concluded that the design of PRV has been relevant in relation to local needs, the national and regional environmental and climate change policies, and to the cooperation strategy of Sweden in Bolivia. One of PRV’s strengths has been its approach at the local level and promotion of rights-holders’ participation in the implementation of comprehensive models but at the same time PRV has failed to apply the human rights-based approach and gender perspectives foreseen in the original design of the programme. The programme lacks a Theory of Change to define clear strategies with indicators and specific goals to guide concrete results of adaptation to climate change and reducing vulnerability of communities’ livelihoods. Despite some weaknesses also noted with regard to relations with actors at local authorities, there are significant output results noted under one component such as increased access to water for human and animal consumption, increased efficiency of irrigation systems and increased food production on targeted families. These results have not been scaled up to community level.