News at the IEA

November 9, 2017

Evaluation of the Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC)

The Evaluation of the Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) – CGIAR’s  independent scientific advisory body – was recently completed.  The Evaluation assessed the relevance and scope of the leadership and advisory functions, as well as the work of the ISPC.

Evaluation report has been finalized with receipt of the Management Response from ISPC.

October 27, 2017

Developing, Using, and Assessing TOC in CGIAR

What have been the lessons learned from developing and using Theories of Change (TOC) in CGIAR’s research for development programs? What are the main features and elements of a good TOC? How have they been assessed, and what input can they provide for assessing a program?

Read more from the IEA technical workshop on the “Development, Use, and Assessment of TOC in research for development programs”.

October 20, 2016

Cross-cutting Evaluations: Partnerships, Gender, Cap Dev

IEA has initiated the evaluations of three cross-cutting themes scheduled to be completed by early 2017. The evaluations will draw on the findings of the completed CRP evaluations, and review strategies and progress on these critical areas of work across CGIAR.

April 3, 2016

Gender in CGIAR – gender equity in research and in the workplace

The Evaluation of Gender in CGIAR was completed in 2017, and is the first independent, System-wide evaluation on this topic.  The Evaluation was conceived to cover two dimensions; Gender in CGIAR Research, and Gender at the workplace; since both contribute to the common objective of gender equity.

Both Evaluation reports have been finalized with receipt of the Management Response from the CGIAR System Organization.

April 1, 2016

CRP evaluations completed

IEA has completed the evaluations of 10 CGIAR Research Programs, which serve as  the first set of evaluative information on the research and organizational performance of CRPs since their formation as a new modality of conducting research for development and collaboration in CGIAR.

January 1, 2016

Evaluating Quality of Science in CGIAR

IEA  organized a 1.5 day (10-11 December) internal workshop to discuss approaches and experiences  for assessing science quality, primarily through evaluations in the CGIAR. The overall purpose of the workshop was to consolidate and strengthen IEA’s approach to evaluating quality of science in the CGIAR considering the evaluation framework, evidence used, interpretation of findings and lessons for users of evaluation.

January 1, 2016

Update from IEA

An update on two areas of work reported in our last IEA newsletter:

December 1, 2015

IEA 2016 workplan

Each year, the IEA presents a Work Plan and Budget, for the endorsement of the Fund Council, for new as well as ongoing activities. The 2016 workplan and budget was submitted and approved to the Fund Cuncil meeting in November 2015.