Version 1.0.

The Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) is working with the Knowledge Network on Climate Assemblies (KNOCA) to develop an impact evaluation framework for climate assemblies. This first version is being applied in a number of settings. A revised version will be produced following workshops that will consider the lessons from these evaluations and ideas from the broader KNOCA community. For any comments on this draft, please contact Christina Demski

The approach

The impact evaluation framework recognises that impact comes in different shapes and forms. The current framework distinguishes two dimensions of impact: (1) areas of impact (policy, social and systemic) and (2) types of impact (instrumental, conceptual and capacity building). It encourages researchers and evaluators to consider the full range of potential impacts of climate assemblies. The framework provides guidance on critical considerations in evaluation, including timing and methods. We encourage use and adaptation of the framework. Please feedback any lessons you learn for improving the framework.


Christina Demski, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST)