The evaluation of CRP on Dryland Systems was organized around five basic questions, as follows:
- Relevance: How coherent and relevant are the objectives and overall design of the CRP on Dryland Systems?
- Effectiveness, impact and sustainability: Is the CRP likely to deliver its intended results?
- Quality of science: Is Dryland Systems scientific research of a high quality and do the research outputs constitute international public goods (IPGs)?
- Efficiency: Is the governance and management structure of the CRP efficient? In other words, is the CRP using its resources well to produce ‘value for money’?
The evaluation is one of the five CRP commissioned evaluations requested by the CGIAR Fund Council, to assist and inform he planning and approval process for Phase II of the CRPs. To assist CRPs in this effort, IEA provided quality assurance advice and support, as well as quality validation and review of processes and outputs.
More information on the background and process of quality assurance support and validation can be found here: http://iea.cgiar.org/evaluation/crp-commissioned-reviews-and-evaluations-iea-quality-assurance-support