Review of Generation Challenge Program (GCP)

Responding to a request by the Generation Challenge Program (GCP), the IEA accepted to commission and manage an independent external review of the Challenge Program (CP) one year prior the CP’s expected termination date. This review is entirely funded by the GCP. It was planned (including development of terms of reference and selection of the review team) in consultation with one of the GCP’s major donors, the European Union (EU), so as to satisfy the donor’s evaluation needs without having to conduct two separate reviews.

The review team is co-led by Pammi Sachdeva with Greg Edmeades and supported by a small support team.  The review of GCP started in August 2013, and the report was completed in early 2014.

The Team

Paramjit (Pammi) Sachdeva

Review Team Leader

Pammi is specialized in program and institutional assessment and HR management with expertise also in capacity development, systems analysis and organizational design. Since 2001 he has worked as an independent consultant and been involved in a number of external reviews of CGIAR Centers and programs, and in international development project and human resource management consultancies. Previously he worked at the World Bank as senior management specialist and advisor and earlier in his career at ISNAR as senior research officer. He has a PhD in social systems sciences.

Greg Edmeades

Review Team Leader