A Comparative Analysis of Emerging Institutional Arrangements for Domestic MRV in Developing Countries

"In brief, this paper presents key findings from the literature on MRV, specifically on the design and implementation of domestic MRV systems. It discusses the various domestic MRV schemes that were presented in our workshop, in terms of the context provided by the host country’s political form and climate policy, and any prevalent institutional arrangements for MRV. It seeks commonalities between the presented case studies and possible reasons for the location of authority for domestic MRV. The paper then identifies drivers for domestic MRV development and assesses whether, and if so how, these drivers might influence the system design. Finally, it presents reflections from our workshop discussions as to what might be learnt from developing country experiences to inform what constitutes an effective and efficient system for domestic MRV. "