This evaluation will assess where CGIAR’s efforts are best placed given its comparative advantage and resources. It will evaluate how CGIAR is positioned to work on developing capacities for national development institutions and their management and what is its comparative advantage, relative to other organizations on delivering capacity development (CD). It will do so by taking stock of CD activities and efforts, by establishing transparency and reviewing their performance, and by collecting lessons learned on which CD interventions have worked, which have not, and why.
The evaluation will focus on capacity development activities targeted at individuals and organizations outside of the CGIAR. It will aim to answer four overarching questions:
- How relevant and of what comparative advantage has CGIAR capacity development been?
- To what results has CGIAR capacity development contributed (or is likely to contribute)?
- How can the CGIAR improve its capacity development operationally and strategically?
- What lessons can be learned related to gender and partnerships in capacity development?
More information on tools and approach is provided in the evaluation inception report, provided below.