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.
News at the IEA
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.
The IEA work plan and budget for 2014-2017 was recently approved by the CGIAR Fund Council. The work plan includes the following activities for IEA over the next four years:
This is a generic call for expression of interest for Team Leaders of the forthcoming CRP evaluations particularly those planned to start in 2014.
The Evaluation Community of Practice kicks off with a workshop in Rome, Italy. The workshop will focus on the new evaluation structure and needs in the CGIAR, and help define the scope and needs of the community of practice.
We are happy to announce the appointment of Sirkka Immonen who will join our team in October 2013. With over 14 years working at the Independent Science and Partnership Council of the CGIAR, Sirkka brings a wealth of experience in evaluation to IEA.