M&E Frameworks for Capacity Building in Climate Transparency: A Comparative Review of Two Quantitative Approaches

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This study performs a comparative analysis of the two existing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodologies , Capacity-Building Assessment Matrix (CBAM) and Greenhouse Gas Inventories (GHGI) Capacity Indices , both of which aim at undertaking quantitative assessments of capacity-building efforts for climate reporting aspects. In the study, capacity building for the preparation of a national greenhouse inventory is taken as an example as it showcases the conceptual and methodological similarities between the two M&E methods. The study also highlights the significance of the outcomes of the M&E assessments; they hold immense potential in serving as critical inputs to the negotiations and supporting developing countries' transition to the enhanced transparency framework. It urges to initiate discussions on the development of M&E methods and build a common understanding of what constitutes transparency capacity.