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This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2013/14, randomly selected for review under the policy influence thematic area. This report documents the findings of a qualitative impact evaluation, carried out from March to July 2014. The evaluation used process tracing to assess the effectiveness of the ‘Advocacy and campaigning on Climate Change in the Russian Federation’ project.

The project began as a climate change campaign in the lead up to UNFCCC COP15 (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties) in Copenhagen in 2009. Re-launched in June 2011, the project focused on raising awareness of climate change impacts on food production and expanding the space for civil society activism on these issues in Russia.

The evaluation assessed whether the project had effectively contributed to the development of internet community networks in support of climate change and food security issues in Russia; mobilization of activists by the campaign to promote climate change and food security issues amongst the general public; and increasing input from civic organizations and activists into developing governmental policies on climate change and food security issues at national and international levels.

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