The Evaluation assessed capacity development (CD) activities across CGIAR at three levels: individual, organizational, and institutional (networks and policies).
The Evaluation assessed capacity development (CD) activities across CGIAR at three levels: individual, organizational, and institutional (networks and policies). The main finding was that CGIAR continues to have a unique position in supporting individual capacity development of national scientists in developing countries. At the organizational and institutional level, several CGIAR Centers were found to have developed strong CD partnerships with NARS, but further efforts to enhance capacity of NARs in policy dialogues and development are needed. The Evaluation also found that that there was little evidence of the effectiveness of CD activities targeted at primary producers, and clear guidance is needed on CGIAR’s comparative advantage and how CD should be prioritized.
Recommendations included the need for better planning and design of CD activities based on CGIAR’s comparative advantages and strategic objectives, as many national partners are well placed to take on an active role on wide-scale CD at national levels. The Evaluation recommended that CGIAR program’s build CD into their Theories of Change, and plan for transitions to other providers. The Evaluation also recommended for CGIAR to develop well-defined data collection and reporting tools for measuring effectiveness and impact and to support learning and decision-making.
A summary of findings and conclusions is available in the video below: