Adaptation Planning Process

Submitted by Sukaina Bharwani | published 16th Oct 2011 | last updated 1st Feb 2021
• What is the need and motivation / justification for adapting (while recognising uncertainty)?
• What are the options for change / innovation?
• How can one prioritise and select between the options?
• What roles are undertaken by whom, including who pays for what?
• How and when is it to be evaluated?


In your project….

Who is adapting, to what (and why), where, how (by doing what), when?

Example of adaptation project planning process from USAID’s: Adapting to Climate Variability and Change – A Guidance Manual for Development Planning.

Example of adaptation planning cycle from UKCIP’s: Adaptation Wizard. Click on the image for more detail.

Example of steps in designing an adaptation initiative from UNDP’s Toolkit.