How can we better understand the impact of climate change investments on women?
To demonstrate that decisions about climate change investments have impacts for gender equality, Athena conducted a cost-effectiveness study for UN Women in Bangladesh. This involved a data review on climate change adaptation, while surveying the impact of interventions. This identified outcomes that make a difference for women. It also looked at interventions for evaluation on the basis of them being either gender sensitive, neutral and blind. To evaluate cost effectiveness and impact, it used relevant methods from cost benefit analysis into cost-effective analysis. This ensured appropriate valuation of interventions and programs that have long-term benefits and implications. It also ensured accurate monetization of costs, and that outputs were robust for replication.