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Measuring the effectiveness of public climate finance delivery at the national level

This paper describes an approach to measuring the effectiveness of the national systems that underpin public climate finance delivery. It assesses three interlinked elements of government administration: the policy environment that supports climate change expenditures; the institutional architecture that determines relevant roles and responsibilities; and the public financial system through which climate change related expenditures are channelled. The paper identifies key principles of effective climate finance delivery for each of these elements, and formulates criteria and indicators that reflect a progression towards compliance with those principles. Collectively, these principles, criteria and indicators offer an explicit framework across the realms of policy, institutions and public expenditure that can be further adapted in response to specific country circumstances.