In this second phase of the UK Climate Resilience Embedded Researcher scheme, UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals from UK-based academic researchers to apply for placements at non-academic host organisations. Funding will be awarded as...
Monitoring, evaluation and learning from programme activities
As with all SPF programmes, UK Climate Resilience activities will be rigorously monitored to ensure accountability. In addition, there is there is an ambition to identify imaginative and meaningful ways to measure the contribution of the funded research towards the programme goals, i.e. to answer the question at a programme level of, “What is all the funded work contributing to?”.
This will include engaging with the funded projects to identify areas of common interest and overarching programme level questions. These will support the synthesis of emerging lessons across the programme and draw out relevant lessons and stories of change that can be shared more widely to show how the funded activities are contributing to ensuring that the UK become more climate resilient. As part of this, the programme, via the Champions, are planning a workshop to be held in 2020 to determine what the programme understands by the term “a climate resilient UK”; further work will look at how this is developing through the activities of the programme.
To guide the development of the monitoring, evaluation and learning work, an overarching framework has been developed that links the “legacy items” outlined in the Science Plan and the Programme vision and objectives. This also provides an overarching narrative to connect fragmented research, researchers and research users. By plotting the funded activities of the programme onto this it is possible to identify research, knowledge brokering, cross-programme working, gaps and next steps for the programme.
With further development to draw out the theory of how desired change is thought to happen and the assumptions underlying this, the framework will be used to: support continuous improvement / adaptive management of the programme; identify potential risks to the successful delivery of the programme and ways to ameliorate them; and challenge assumptions about how change works in the programme.
A visual of this overarching narrative is available (in pdf format) here.
News & Events
Last updated March 2020
Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
Findings of the UK Climate Resilience Programme’s RESIL-RISK project have received comprehensive media coverage in the UK and internationally. A report, which revealed the biggest shift yet in the British public’s attitude to risks of...
Britons believe climate change is one of the most important issues facing the country in the next 20 years, according to research led by Cardiff University. A wide-ranging survey examining social attitudes to the risks...