The evaluation will have summative and formative aspects, with an emphasis on taking a forward looking perspective. It will aim to identify best practices as well as constraints to effective partnerships and how they can be addressed.
The evaluation will draw to the extent possible on the findings of the completed CRP evaluations relating to partnerships (2013-2015), on the recent Guidance paper by the ISPC on “Good practice in AR4D partnership” (2015), on the CGIAR Stakeholders Perception Survey conducted by the Consortium Office (2012) and work conducted by the Institutional Learning and Change Initiative (ILAC), which includes CRP network mapping.
The evaluation will be mostly desk based and will include document review (including the above mentioned studies). It will start by mapping current types of partnerships and strategies within the system and establishing a theory of change of partnerships. Interviews with key stakeholders (CRP level, CGIAR system level; current and potential external partners) will be an important component.