Partnership, Applicability and Scalability of Innovations and Technologies for Climate Resilience in South Asia
THE SELECTION PROCESS
|Climate Smart Agriculture:
|Community-level early warning system
|Nature-based solutions for adaptation
|Integrated Water Resource Management
|Climate Information & Analytics
KEY STEPS IN SELECTION
A. Shortlisting of applications: ADPC and the World Bank team ADPC reviewed and carried out a general eligibility screening for compliance on by scanning 239 applications with a simple Yes/No. The qualitative assessment was based on the technical and operational considerations that formed the basis for initial screening.
- Need-based: The proposed solution was need-based and accompanied by an expression of interest from a specific government entity for implementation or upscaling in a specific geographical location.
- Human-centered: The proposed solution was guided by a human-centered design and includes all expected stakeholders.
- Customization: The proposed solution offered the possibility for local customization in addition to the use of local skills and materials.
- Low repair and maintenance cost: Maintenance and repair facilities were locally available for the proposed solution.
- Implementable: The proposed solution came with an assumption of low-resource and low-skill environment.
- Sustainability: The proposed solution reflected a sustainable business model for all aspects of the technology.
- Aspirational: The proposed solution had a potential for a ‘game-changing’ impact. iv. Affordable: Cost-effective and affordable solutions were encouraged for submissions.
- Impact: The extent to which the solution had the potential to make a difference to the chances of the pilot achieving commercial sustainability and development impact.
- Relevance: Relevance to the current priorities of SAR countries & components of CARE project
- Capability: Operational & Instituonal capability to pilot the solution.
- Jury Review and Finalization: The shortlisted applications were submitted to each jury member on the online CIC platform to assess and score based on the following criteria over a two-week period.
KEY CRITERIA FOR FINALIZATION
- Demonstrated technology: The technology is past the testing stage and is in a form where it can be piloted or deployed. Primarily related to questions.
- Ability to execute: The team or company has the managerial ability, technical capacity to take forward a deployment.
- Fit to needs: The solution addresses a real and significant climate change resilience need.
- Innovation: Mainly in terms of the potential increase or quality of impact, efficiency or effectiveness it delivers.