This booklet was based on interviews and an initial workshop of the
International Climate Fund (ICF) Learning for Change Dialogues. It
explores how learning can help to improve institutional effectiveness in
the context of climate change and policy making and documents the
intermediate results of an ongoing dialogue process.
It discusses the link between learning and monitoring and evaluation;
incentives for learning; capturing and sharing learning; sense-making at
the portfolio level; measuring the impact of learning; learning between
policy and practice. Ten emerging principles for effective learning are
presented. Checklists, tools and models can be useful when navigating
organisational improvement and learning in complex environments. Three
are described: 1. Simple learning framework; 2. Navigating complexity;
and 3. Nurturing niggles. The booklet ends with an invitation to
contribute to the process of identifying how to best enable effective
learning to accelerate impactful change around climate change
investments and policy.
Herding, W. (Ed) Learning for a low-carbon climate resilient society. LEAD International, London, UK (2015) 41 pp.