The Project was initiated in August 2009 to strengthen research capacity on mainstreaming climate change adaptation concerns into agricultural and water policies and foster networking for adaptation policy research in Asia. Research activities were carried out collaboratively by four institutes from India, Japan, Malaysia and Viet Nam, and had later been expanded to involve researchers from Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The technical, institutional and regulatory barriers to integrating climate change adaptation concerns at both policy and operational levels were assessed and approaches for addressing the barriers were identified. The priority issues in developing indicators to monitor mainstreaming of adaptation measures were identified and country-specific menu of indicators to track effectiveness of such measures were developed. Case studies were conducted in evaluating effectiveness and to identify characteristics of selected policies that will enhance adaptive capacity. The project played a catalytic role in exchange of information between policy makers and researchers.