Evaluation of the Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC)

The Evaluation of the Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) – CGIAR’s  independent scientific advisory body – was recently completed.  The Evaluation assessed the relevance and scope of the leadership and advisory functions, as well as the work of the ISPC.

Evaluation report has been finalized with receipt of the Management Response from ISPC.

Developing, Using, and Assessing TOC in CGIAR

What have been the lessons learned from developing and using Theories of Change (TOC) in CGIAR’s research for development programs? What are the main features and elements of a good TOC? How have they been assessed, and what input can they provide for assessing a program?

Read more from the IEA technical workshop on the “Development, Use, and Assessment of TOC in research for development programs”.

Gender in CGIAR – gender equity in research and in the workplace

The Evaluation of Gender in CGIAR was completed in 2017, and is the first independent, System-wide evaluation on this topic.  The Evaluation was conceived to cover two dimensions; Gender in CGIAR Research, and Gender at the workplace; since both contribute to the common objective of gender equity.

Both Evaluation reports have been finalized with receipt of the Management Response from the CGIAR System Organization.

CRP evaluations completed

IEA has completed the evaluations of 10 CGIAR Research Programs, which serve as  the first set of evaluative information on the research and organizational performance of CRPs since their formation as a new modality of conducting research for development and collaboration in CGIAR.

Evaluating Quality of Science in CGIAR

IEA  organized a 1.5 day (10-11 December) internal workshop to discuss approaches and experiences  for assessing science quality, primarily through evaluations in the CGIAR. The overall purpose of the workshop was to consolidate and strengthen IEA’s approach to evaluating quality of science in the CGIAR considering the evaluation framework, evidence used, interpretation of findings and lessons for users of evaluation.