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Theory of Change

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The Theory of Change model reflects the contributions of the project with the support of IDRC-Canada, ADMU, MO, NRC, ADNU, UPV and the local governments of Valenzuela City, Pasig City, Quezon City, Muntinlupa City, Naga City, and Iloilo City to deliver results, including team members’ efforts and financial resources. Major enablers comprise interconnected elements, which include governance and management, people, knowledge management, and monitoring and evaluation. These support the delivery of results and change with their accountability of governance, inclusive and collaborative approach, professionalism and profiles as agents of change, efficient and secure handling of information, and a systematic process to improve performance and achieve results. 

 The project’s direct contributions to climate and disaster resilience in the Philippines are the (1) characterization of hazards, (2) assessment of exposure, vulnerability, and capacity, (3) enhancement of climate and disaster risk assessment, (4) development of City Resilience Suite of Tools, (5) training of resilience action leaders, and the (6) strengthening of public-private partnerships in the country. To fulfill impact-level change, the project identifies major areas that orient the aims for 2018-2020. These include the advancement of knowledge on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for resilience, methodologies and tools for CCA-DRR, and the enhancement of adaptive capacity, and the accomplishment of knowledge transfer and mobilization in coastal cities in the Philippines.

 Through a transdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach, these outcomes catalyze changes and advance resilience through systems thinking actions, reducing disaster risk and losses, and improving coastal cities capacity to develop science-informed resilience plans and budgets. These plans contribute to the overall prioritization and commitment to climate and disaster resilience in the Philippines. The full achievement of such outcomes, however, will not be solely attributable to the project but also from the combined and collaborative initiatives of ADMU, IDRC-Canada, NRC, MO, ADNU, UPV, and the LGUs of Quezon City, Valenzuela City, Pasig City, Muntinlupa City, Iloilo City, and Naga City, with internal and external stakeholders, including those in government, civil society, the private sector, and the communities themselves.

Theory of Change

Source: E. Porio,  J. Dator-Bercilla and A. Yulo Loyzaga (2021)

Theory of Change

Source: E. Porio,  J. Dator-Bercilla and A. Yulo Loyzaga (2021)

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