C40 Cities Finance Facility: Establishing an efficient M&E system

Mainlevel’s contribution

We recently supported the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in setting up a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System for the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF). Our consultants have been primarily tasked to develop and establish an effective, efficient and needs-based M&E System to:

  • Track progress against indicators and outcomes based on the existing CFF indicator framework according to OECD DAC criteria;
  • Ensure transparency and accountability of the CFF;
  • Assess the efficient use of its resources by comparing input and output, as well as effectiveness and impact of the CFF; and
  • Ensure continuous self-reflection and learning of the CFF.

At the beginning of 2018, we supported the CFF with the provision of dedicated M&E training.


Background information

The C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) was launched at the C40 Forum during COP21 in Paris in December 2015 to support cities in accessing finance for climate action projects. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with additional in-kind assistance by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), and is implemented by the GIZ together with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40).



Governance, civic participation and accountability




September 2017 to February 2018

Digitalisation, Evaluation, Monitoring
Evaluation, M&E, monitoring