How was the research conducted?

In early 2011, Ecofys and IDS undertook a three step process, which included a survey of users of climate and development planning tools, interviews with policy-makers in developing countries, and consultations with tool developers from across Africa, Asia and latin America.

As a result of this process, the project team have produced an analytical report, scientific article, and this user friendly guide.

The diagram below presents the approaches undertaken to develop this guide, the report and article.

Analysing the tools

The next section highlights the series of criteria that have been used by the project team to group and analyse the tools.