IEA December newsletter provides on update on evaluations across CGIAR, including:
News at the IEA
Building a strong community of evaluators in CGIAR is an important step to improve the quality and practice of evaluation across the system in an aim to increase learning, advance change, and improve results of programs. The IEA has been working to engage with evaluators in CGIAR to build a community of practice with the aim of building further capacity, sharing information and knowledge.
IEA, in coordination with the evaluation offices of the Rome-based food and agriculture agenceis (FAO, IFAD and WFP) jointly organized a technical seminar entitled “Enhancing the evaluability of Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”, which took place on 17-18 November 2015 at IFAD Headquarters, in Rome.
IEA June 2015 Newsletter focuses on achievements over the past year, and highlights the five completed CRP evaluations, as well as updates on ongoing evaluations.
Capturing lessons learned across the CRP evaluation is critical to increase learning at the CGIAR system level. After completing five CRP evaluations, IEA is commissioning a study to provide a synthesis of the patterns related to the results of the five evaluations, including on topics such as: program implementation, funding issues, progress towards outputs as well as performance in the areas of gender, partnership, capacity building and quality of science.
IEA has recently completed the evaluations of four CGIAR Research Programs: MAIZE, WHEAT, Policies Institutes and Markets (PIM), and Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS). These, in addition to the earlier completed evaluation of CRP on Forests Trees and Agroforestry (completed in 2014) 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.
ECOP WORKSHOP/TRAINING of Evaluators: SEPTEMBER 24, 25, 26 (3 days)
LOCATION: Rome, Italy (FAO offices)
IEA is pleased to announce that the second ECOP meeting will be end of September (Sept 24, 25, 26).
In November 2013, the Fund Council of the CGIAR agreed that all current CRPs should undergo some form of evaluation before the call for the second round of CRPs and full proposal development is initiated.
The Evaluation Community of Practice kicked off with a workshop in Rome, Italy at the end of OCtober. The workshop brought together evaluation staff and those with evaluation responsibilites in the CGIAR to discuss the new evaluation structure as described in the CGIAR Evaluation Policy, and help define the scope and needs of the Evaluation community of practice.
IEA January 2014 Newsletter focuses on achievements over the past 6 months, and highlights developments in the 3 ongoing evaluations currently commissioned by IEA.