CRIDF Reports, Reviews and Guidelines
While the CRIDF Resource Centre is under development, you can find a range of useful resources in this temporary library. We are constantly updating the library, so check back regularly for new materials. The links below guide you to useful reports, reviews and guidelines produced by CRIDF.
|Vulnerability and adaptive capacity of the Cubango‑Okavango River Basin
(PDF, 512 KB, 2017)
This report outlines evidence of the vulnerability of the Cubango‑Okavango River Basin to climate change and its capacity to adapt. The results show that climate change impacts are felt across multiple, interlinked sectors (e.g. water, agriculture and economy) in the Basin. The vulnerability of the Basin is determined by a combination of climatic and non‑climatic factors (e.g. precipitation and population change) and both need to be taken into consideration when developing the Climate Resilient Development Pathways approach.
| Climate Resilient Development Pathways workplan development: Climate index workshop report and presentation
(PDF, 502 KB, 2016)
CRIDF supported the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission in the development of a climate vulnerability index, which was afterwards incorporated into a Climate Resilient Development Pathways workplan. As part of this project, CRIDF worked with Professor Jasper Knight to develop a climate index that could be applied to the development scenarios outlined in the Commission’s Multi‑Sector Investment Options Analysis and aid decisions on the choice of appropriate development trajectories. This report contains learning from this process. It outlines the development scenarios and provides an assessment of potential impacts, per scenario, characterised by likelihood and severity.
|Guidance on the evidence base for the Climate Resilient Development Pathways project
(PDF, 985 KB, 2017)
This document provides guidance for the use of the evidence base produced for the Climate Resilient Development Pathways project. It provides insight into the development of the evidence base under the Multi‑Sector Investment Options Analysis program for the Okavango Basin.
| Amendment to workplan for the Climate Resilient Development Pathways project
(PDF, 2.2 MB, 2016)
This document offers background information on the Climate Resilient Development Pathways initiative and details the associated workplan. The document explains that the Pathways tool will take the form of a step‑by‑step guide to be used by river basin organisations at the point where development scenarios are being selected, to inform climate resilient decision‑making.
| Final guidance for the Climate Resilient Development Pathways approach
(PDF, 1.2 MB, 2017)
This report introduces a refined Climate Resilient Development Pathways approach, informed by existing tools and methods relevant for assessing climate resiliency in Southern Africa’s transboundary watersheds. The report explains the approach and provides a brief overview of the knowledge that informed the tool’s design.
|Climate Resilient Development Pathways pilot report
(PDF, 3 MB, 2017)
This report presents the findings of the pilot test of the Climate Resilient Development Pathways project for the Cubango‑Okavango River Basin. The purpose of the project is to help understand and address the implications of climate change on large‑scale development programmes in transboundary river basins. This is done by assessing the vulnerability of the basins and their populations and by exploring opportunities for addressing those vulnerabilities. The report gives an overview of development scenarios, climate projections for the Delta and the results of the environmental, economic and social impact assessments.
|CRIDF monitoring and evaluation handbook
(PDF, 342 KB, 2014)
This handbook is a comprehensive guide to CRIDF’s systems for collecting and interpreting data at all levels of programming. Thorough and consistent data collection allows for accountability in the use of funds, provides accurate information on which management decisions can be made, and forms a system of records of success and failures that can be used to improve future performance. The handbook provides guidance on the use of a range of templates and tools including: Terms of References, Value for Money Indicators, Project Development and Monitoring Plans, Logframe Survey Tools and Cross Cutting Indicators.
| CRIDF Value for Money framework
(PDF, 580 KB, Undated)
This document contains a framework of the Value for Money (VfM) approach adopted by CRIDF. It is divided into three parts. Part I summarises the importance of the approach, its links with the CRIDF strategy, and how its measurement is intrinsic to the Monitoring and Evaluation framework and CRIDF decision‑making. Part II contains an overview of the VfM strategic framework. Part III highlights the CRIDF processes which involve VfM decision‑making during performance monitoring and reporting, impact assessment, internal evaluations, annual reviews and external evaluation.
|Building climate resilience through virtual water and nexus thinking in SADC: A think ‘peace’
(PDF, 10.6 MB, 2014)
This book explores the Southern African Development Community context with respect to water, the economy, hydro‑politics, development, energy and virtual water. The book includes a summary of the development of CRIDF’s Virtual Water Database and discusses key results around virtual water trade in agricultural products and electricity. It also postulates the future of the Southern African Development Community under the pressures of climate change and water scarcity; examines virtual water in the context of national and regional development planning; and explores the role of private sector stewardship and water footprinting in managing water in the economy.
|Climate Change Adaptation Project Sioma Irrigation Scheme: Feasibility Report
(PDF, 4,717 KB, 2016)
A 161‑page report detailing the feasibility of the Sioma Irrigation Project which focuses on reducing climate vulnerability by developing irrigation production to replace rain‑fed crop production in Sioma
|Global Climate Finance Review
(PDF, 1,817 KB, 2016)
This 110‑page analysis explores and prioritises a range of avenues through which CRIDF and similar institutions can seek to increase access to climate finance for water infrastructure.
|Bindangombe Irrigation Scheme: Detailed Design Report
(PDF, 4,279 KB, 2015)
A detailed 68‑page report of Bindangombe Irrigation Scheme – a Quick Win water project proposing to benefit more than 1,000 residents of five villages in Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe through irrigation of land from Bindangombe Dam.
|Chirundu Water Supply and Sanitation: Feasibility Report
(PDF, 4,618 KB, 2016)
This 209‑page report assesses the feasibility of the Chirundu Water Supply and Sanitation project, which aims to undertake town planning and improve water supply and sanitation infrastructure in this border town important in international transport.
|Cost-Benefit Analysis – CRIDF Guidance and Template
(PDF, 907 KB, 2015)
This 40‑page document has been prepared to provide guidance when conducting a CRIDF project cost‑benefit analysis. It explains the technical methodology as well as areas that must be analysed when deciding on what constitutes a positive impact on society considering CRIDF’s priorities.
|Final Climate Change Risk Assessment Pilot – Makonde
(PDF, 3,699 KB, 2015)
The 55‑page climate change risk assessment for the Makonde project was undertaken as one of three pilot studies for CRIDF. This report assesses the future impact of climate change on the project’s infrastructure and what can be done to maximise resistance and effectively respond to issues presented by climate.
|Final Resiliency Screening and Climate Change Risk Assessment Guidelines
(PDF, 1,710 KB, 2016)
This 217‑page document provides guidance on the activities to be undertaken and deliverables to be produced to assess, document and manage climate risk for CRIDF projects. Also included are the tools for undertaking Climate Change Research Programme risk assessments.
|Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Tools and Guidelines Update
(PDF, 443 KB, 2016)
This 25‑page document provides tools for GESI Integration in Project Development within the Department for International Development’s revised guidelines. It also offers background to these guidelines and their implementation within CRIDF.
|KAZA Zimbabwe Water Infrastructure for Livelihoods Intervention: Feasibility Report
(PDF, 2,432 KB, 2015)
This 126‑page report provides an overview of each element of the detailed feasibility study undertaken by CRIDF. The project focuses on the Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) and aims to establish permanent water provisions for communities within and around this area as well as improving their livelihoods through a range of additional benefits.
|KAZA Zambia Scoping Study Report
(PDF, 1,409 KB, 2015)
This 24‑page report details the scoping stage for pilot water infrastructure support in Zambia. Proposed sites were assessed and it was decided to focus this effort on the Mulobezi Game Management Area in the Southern Province of Zambia.
|Kazungula Water Supply and Sanitation Project: Feasibility Report
(PDF, 3,102 KB, 2016)
This 234‑page feasibility study targets improvements to the water supply and sanitation system in Kazungula town, Zambia. Social, technical, environmental and financial assessments were undertaken and an implementation plan was devised.
|Kufandada Irrigation Scheme: Detailed Design Report
(PDF, 2,830 KB, 2015)
Detailed 48‑page report of Kufandada Irrigation Scheme – a Quick Win water project proposing to benefit an estimated 120 households within the Bikita District of Zimbabwe through irrigation of 28 ha of common land using the Mupudzi River.
|Water Supply and Sanitation; Siavonga Border Town, Zambia: Consolidated Pre-Feasibility Report
(PDF, 2,844 KB, 2016)
This 53‑page pre‑feasibility report assessed the benefits and costs of implementing the Zambia Border Towns Water and Sanitation project in Siavonga. The aims are to rehabilitate water supply systems and improve sanitation in these border towns, and in this report the town of Siavonga is determined to be a good candidate for the project.
|CRIDF Procurement Policy
(PDF, 1,081 KB, 2016)
This 42‑page document sets out the overall procurement policy of CRIDF and the procedures to be applied.
|Southern Africa Projections and Impacts Guidance Paper
(PDF, 1,323 KB, 2016)
This 32‑page paper provides Southern Africa climate projections and identifies the most likely on‑the‑ground impacts associated with these projections. It is helpful when assessing the climate vulnerability of CRIDF’s projects during the initial scoping and screening process.
|CRIDF Generic Scope of Works for the Financial Closure Stage
(PDF, 384 KB, Undated)
This 13‑page document outlines and explains the steps involved in the Financial Closure of a project.
|CRIDF Generic Scope of Works for the Procurement and Implementation Monitoring Stages
(PDF, 342 KB, 2014)
This 11‑page document outlines and explains the steps involved in the Procurement and Implementation Monitoring stages of a project.
|Lower Incomati Flood Risk Management: Pre‑Feasibility and Flood Disaster Mitigation Report
(PDF, 643 KB, 2016)
This 147‑page report details Stage 1 of the Lower Incomati Flood Risk Management Project – a Flood Disaster Management Plan for the Lower Incomati Catchment. Included within this is a report of data collected and flood risk assessment of the study area.
|Climate Change Risk Assessment Track 1 Report: Mayana
(PDF, 938 KB, 2016)
This project in the Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) aims to improve conservation so that it better serves those in the area whose livelihoods are negatively affected by wildlife. This 23-page report considers the questions: “Have we identified the possible risks and climate change poses to the project and local communities and associated response measures?” and “Have we identified and documented in a systematic way the resilience benefits that CRIDF activities bring to project recipients?”