As adaptation moves from theory to practice, there is a need to select,
prioritise and implement adaptation interventions. At the same time, as
DfID starts to finance large adaptation programmes, there is a need to
ensure Value-for-Money (VfM). However, the identification and appraisal
of options, and the identification of VfM adaptation, are challenging.
To provide support for these challenges, DFID has produced information
notes on early adaptation and value for money, including:
The aim of the Early VfM Adaptation Report is to set out the latest
thinking on how to maximise value for money from adaptation programming.
- Sets out the latest thinking on iterative adaptation and how to use
this to maximise value for money.
- Outlines how to use these iterative frameworks for the early
identification and framing of adaptation.
- Provides examples of early adaptation interventions that are likely to
This report has been produced by Global Climate Adaptation Partnership
(GCAP) for the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Adaptation Knowledge and Tools programme and published through Evidence
The Adaptation Knowledge and Tools programme is a DFID-funded programme
intended to maximise the effectiveness of UK and international
investment in climate change adaptation and resilience. The knowledge
and tools generated through this programme are expected to promote
greater understanding of what constitutes best practice in adaptation,
as well as better international cohesion and coordination around
adaptation. Through these entry points the programme expects to increase
the quality of international and UK adaptation programming and reduce
Watkiss, P.; Hunt, A.; Savage, M. Early value-for-money adaptation: Delivering VfM adaptation using iterative frameworks and low-regret options. Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) 57 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.july2014.watkisspetal]