Environment and Resources

Project: Rigorous Evaluation Design for GIZ Morocco – Climate Change Adaptation

Project Duration

06/2014 - 10/2016 (finalized)

Commissioned by

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie); Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Project Team (RWI)

Dr. Gunther Bensch (Chief)


Middle East North Africa Renewables and Sustainability (MENARES); University of Greifswald

Leader of Consortium



The international Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) mandated RWI to assess evaluation options for a climate change adaptation programme implemented by GIZ in Morocco. The programme aims at fostering the political environment in Morocco in terms of climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation. It integrates a sizable bundle of individual activities on different implementation levels and brings together numerous national institutions as co-implementers. During an inception phase in 2014, no scope for a rigorous evaluation at that time was found. With the start of a new programme phase in mid-2016, the evaluability of the intervention will be re-assessed. At the same time, the scoping serves to qualitatively evaluate previous and ongoing activities. For this purpose, RWI formed a team together with the Moroccan think tank MENARES and University of Greifswald.