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Prof. Romeo Santos Abstract + Slides + Profile

How do we know if it’s time for Plan B? (Determining failure or success of community-based climate change adaptation programs in building disaster resiliency)

There is always a big gap separating policy design and implementation performance, as there is between learning and practice. Policy makers and program managers acknowledge that the strengths of intervention lie primarily on how best the gap between the two is made close. This applies regardless of what field the intervention program is targeted, such as Environmental Protection, Good Governance, Sustainable Shared Growth, or Quality Education.

This presentation will make a provocative discourse on how interventions, such environmental policies, climate adaptation programs and socio-economic initiatives, among many others, can integrate the Logic of Change concept in the early stage of design -leading towards implementation and down to the measure of its performance. Sample design of a disaster risk reduction intervention that aims to build resiliency among communities will be demonstrated, highlighting features that foster means of determining effectiveness, managing for development results (MfDR) and learning from failure or success of program. The presentation will challenge the conventional wisdom of traditional strategic planning that mainly focuses on design and implementation of interventions and roughly, the achievement of outputs. A cross-walk of some climate change related programs that aim to build resilient societies will be done to illustrate major points of discussion.

The research basis of the presentation primarily applied desk research that included reviews of strategic planning methods and intervention designs. Supplementary data were gleaned from official publications and documents, evaluation reports, websites and online publications. The study also involved interviews of climate change adaptation practitioners. The findings show patterns and inclinations toward sophistication that is not entirely contributing to the establishment of strong linkage between the design of interventions and the measure of performance during implementation.

The theoretical and methodological merits of the study may initiate reflection on the design and implementation of many countries’ climate change adaptation programs and suggest areas where improvement can be done. The lessons learned can have far reaching significance to educators, program managers, and policy-makers alike.

Seminar 14 Slides
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Romeo Santos

Romeo Santos is a professor at the University of the Philippines College of Architecture. He has a PhD in Architectural Engineering with major in Project Management and Economics. Currently, he serves as president of Pilipinas Monitoring and Evaluation Society, a government registered organization of development evaluators in the Philippines. He is also the Executive Director of WorkLand M&E Institute Inc., a non-profit M&E think tank that builds research and evaluation capacity in both public and private sectors, including NGOs in the country. In 2008, he was a World Bank scholar in the International Program for Development Evaluation Course in Carlton University, Canada. He was a Fulbright Scholar/Visiting Professor in USA in 2009. This year, he was chosen as one of the 2012 Aspen Environment Forum scholars to join the prestigious annual event in Aspen, Colorado [June 22-25, 2012] sponsored by the National Geographic.


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