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Our mission

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. We do this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. We work in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally. We hold strongly to the ideals of human development and environmental sustainabilityIn order to survive, all life, including human life, depends either directly or indirectly on the natural environment. Sustainability is a principle where current requirements are met while the livelihoods of future generations are not threatened..

Who we are

The Climate Development Knowledge Network is managed by an alliance of organisations led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), and including Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, LEAD International, LEAD Pakistan, the Overseas Development Institute, and SouthSouthNorth. Follow the links below to find out more about us:

The Alliance
Governance structure
Network Council
Management team
CDKN Roster of Experts

What we do

CDKN is able to provide support through its alliance organisations and procure the best services from around the world. We strive to deliver the highest quality technical advice, forge uniquely effective partnerships, and drive the latest and best thinking on climate compatible development.

Within the broad scope of climate compatible development, we work across four strategic themes:

  • Climate compatible development strategies and plans
  • Improving developing countries’ access to climate finance
  • Strengthening resilience through climate-related disaster risk management
  • Supporting climate negotiators from the least developed and most vulnerable countries.

How we are funded

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network is funded over seven-year period from March 2010 to April 2017 by the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).

How we work

Technical assistance

Independent Evaluation

Progress against CDKN’s logframe outputs, outcomes and progress towards impact has been assessed through an independent mid-term review, which concluded in March 2013. These findings were used to inform the 2012-13 CDKN Annual Review, completed in May 2013. CDKN was also independently reviewed by the Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s review of DFID’s use of contractors to deliver aid programmes, which can be read here.

This summary paper highlights the main findings and recommendations from the Mid Term Review.

CDKN Annual Report 2014

CDKN works globally and in 74 developing countries to mitigate and manage climate change, while simultaneously achieving their objectives of poverty reduction and human development. Today CDKN publishes it annual report outlining the core themes of its programme.

Download the CDKN Annual Review 2014