CGIAR Evaluations

The IEA undertakes evaluations of the CGIAR system, its institutions, CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), policies and pertinent cross-cutting themes and issues.  As per the CGIAR Policy, CRPs are also mandated to commission evaluations of the research program and its components.

SEARCH EVALUATION REPORTS

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[ongoing] Evaluation of the Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC)

The Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) is an independent scientific advisory body of the CGIAR. It was formally constituted in January 2011, in response to the 2008 CGIAR Reform that called for changes to the CGIAR Science Council, which was the science advisory body at the time. The ISPC ...

[ongoing] Review of Intellectual Assets Principles of CGIAR

The Intellectual Assests Principles were approved in March 2012. These IA Principles constitute a policy that provides a common position and framework for governing the production, acquisition, management and dissemination of intellectual assets (IA) and use of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with an aim of maximizing global accessibility of CGIAR IA ...

[ongoing] Evaluation of Capacity Development activities of CGIAR

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).  ...

Evaluation of Strengthening Impact Assessment in CGIAR (SIAC)

This is an evaluation of the first phase of SIAC: a major project on ‘Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR’, managed by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of ISPC. The evaluation was commissioned and financed by SPIA, and the Independent Evaluation Arrangement of the CGIAR (IEA) was requested to manage it ...

CRP evaluation of Water, Land, and Ecosystems (WLE)

The CRP on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) aims to “learn how to intensify farming activities, expand agricultural areas and restore degraded lands, while using natural resources wisely and minimizing harmful impacts on supporting ecosystems.” WLE is led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). It encompasses nearly all research at ...

Synthesis and lessons learned from CRP evaluations

With the completion of all CGIAR Research Program (CRP) evaluations in 2016, IEA commissioned a Synthesis to build on the evaluative evidence, aiming to draw lessons and highlight patterns across the completed evaluations. The evaluative evidence covered in the Synthesis includes CRP evaluations (IEA and CRP commissioned), as well as System ...

CRP commissioned external evaluation (CCEE): Dryland Cereals

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 ...

CRP commissioned external evaluation (CCEE): Grain Legumes

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 ...

CRP evaluation of Livestock and Fish (L&F)

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish (L&F) is led by the International Livestock Research Institute (headquarters in Nairobi) with the participation of WorldFish, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).  The overall goal of L&F is ...

CRP commissioned external evaluation (CCEE): Dryland Systems

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 ...

CRP evaluation of Wheat

The CGIAR Research Program on WHEAT (WHEAT) is led by CIMMYT and operated in partnership with ICARDA and other partners. WHEAT aims at increasing the productivity of wheat farming systems in order to serve the 2.5 billion poor consumers for whom wheat is a staple food, and to bring benefits to wheat ...

CRP evaluation of Maize

The CGIAR Research Program on MAIZE (MAIZE) is led by CIMMYT and implemented in partnership with IITA and more than 300 other partners. It aims to double the productivity of maize-based farming systems, making them more resilient and sustainable and ultimately increasing farmers’ incomes and livelihoods. MAIZE’s main target group ...

Review of CRP Governance and Management

The CGIAR Reform changed the way the CGIAR conducts business. With the establishment of CRPs, Centers across the CGIAR family are now working together on common challenges. This progammatic approach has resulted in a range of new governance and management structures, varying across the CRPs. The IEA was tasked with providing ...

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 ...

CRP evaluation of Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS)

WorldFish is the Lead Center for the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS), and the other CGIAR Center partners managing the program are the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and Bioversity International. A number of development NGOs that work globally played a key role in AAS’s program design ...

CRP evaluation of Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB)

The CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB),  led by the International Potato Center (CIP), brings together the mandates of four CGIAR Centers related to research on roots, tubers, and bananas: CIP, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Bioversity International, and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). In ...

CRP evaluation of Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) aims to address the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food security on agricultural practices, policies and measures. The program is implemented in strategic collaboration between CGIAR and Future Earth, which is the umbrella organisation established to ...