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Climate Smart Rural Development Final Evaluation Report

This evaluation was meant to learn from the experience of implementation of the African Agriculture Resilience (AAR) component of the Climate Change Resilience Initiative and the Land-based Carbon Markets for Poverty Reduction Initiative (CPR), in order to guide the planning and design of the proposed Climate Smart Rural Development (CSRD) Initiative and advance knowledge in the field. A total of 57 grants were reviewed, spanning the period from 2007 to April 2011.

One of the things we learned from this evaluation was that because 40% of the AAR grants were made to organizations in Kenya, it had the effect of creating a greater ‘critical mass’ of effort compared with neighboring countries that received fewer grants.

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