A Climate Services Menu for SEA (CliSM): tackling scaling with a diversity of end users in the climate services value chains

CARE, ICRAF and CIAT have implemented different approaches for climate services (CS) across diverse rural livelihoods contexts providing a learning platform for understanding CS scaling opportunities in Vietnam and elsewhere.

Tentative bottlenecks and gaps have been identified in the CS-Value Chain (VC) of relevance for scaling. Scaling models need to be flexible to consider the heterogeneity of rural livelihoods and end-users? needs. Drawing on a set of new bilateral projects offers exquisite opportunities to fill strengthen links between national and subnational CS-VC. Furthermore, the case study sites offer three diverse contexts to develop and test the scaling framework.

By better understanding the effect of rural livelihoods heterogeneity (the end-users) and different field-tested approaches, the project aims at designing and implementing scalable CS. To do this, this the project will develop an analysis framework to characterize scaling pathways and approaches for CS-VC. The CS-scaling framework and lessons learned from the engagement and validation process across local-level implementation sites will result in (1) a methodology to assess and implement scaling pathways for CS-VC for decision-making institutions and practitioners of CS development, and (2) guideline for policy makers and implementors.

The process will be based on participatory approaches with national and sub-national level stakeholders across the CS-VC in Vietnam to support their engagement and ownership and will support the design of a strategy for potential scaling pathways of CS in Vietnam. The guidelines can potentially contribute to Vietnam's development of the Global Framework for Climate Services and the National Adaptation Plan.