Summary the development impact evaluation unit dime is hiring 4 research assistants ras to work on a large portfolio of impact evaluation ie studies. Impact evaluation of rural road projects world bank. Impact evaluations assess the changes in development outcomes that are caused by a particular project, program, or policy. Designing and conducting randomized controlled trials rcts. Can be externally led particularly endofproject evaluations, though they should involve the active participation of project staff. Work carried out prior to implementation should ensure that the programme is clearly defined and that it is implemented in a consistent and standardized way.
Toolkit for monitoring and evaluation of agricultural. The guidance is primarily meant to apply for evaluations to be carried out by external consultants but can provide also some advice for evaluations done within a national or regional administration. A case study from icardas mind the gap project in tunisia. How to design a monitoring and evaluation framework for a policy research project. Use the following guidelines to help design and plan your impact evaluation.
The study collects and analyzes lessons derived from a body of rigorous impact evaluations to begin to discern what has been effective in agricultural work. To assess the innovative features of the projects design and provide. Impact evaluations of agriculture projects in principle. A discussion of best practices in impact evaluation of agricultural projects by mackenzie hickman, oleg firsin and alexandre monnard background. This cited by count includes citations to the following articles in scholar.
The di lottery rct estimates the impact of providing irrigated land through a lottery using the framework of a randomized control trial rct and proposes a methodological study to compare these. A discussion of best practices in impact evaluation of agricultural. Investigating the environmental effects of agriculture. Susan thubi, a clinical officer at the nazareth holy family. The impact evaluation model and the selfevaluation form the ofsted selfevaluation form sef is an opportunity for schools and their partners to demonstrate the positive impact that workforce reform and extended services are making on the lives on children and young people. Reduction of poverty, protection of the environment, and promotion of equality, democracy and human rights are the principal goals of finlands development cooperation. The other side of the debate is comfortable with conducting impact evaluations that often make. Approach paper impact evaluation of the agricultural.
Geological survey to enhance the management of agricultural landscapes land cover map of the conterminous united states from early 1990s data vogelmann and others, 2001. Designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects ideasrepec. Highquality projects depend on careful monitoring of activities and outcomes. Directions in development evaluating the impact of development projects on poverty a handbook for practitioners judy l. His research focuses on international migration, economic growth, and other topics in. Guidelines for programme design, monitoring and evaluation. Terms of reference tor for impact evaluation with the main objective of improving the quality of them within cohesion policy programmes.
Prior to submission of such a project proposal for funding from a donor, it was agreed between cast and unicef that a project impact assessment would be undertaken. The purpose of this guideline is to provide suggestions on designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects, particularly projects that directly target farmers, and seek to improve. Evaluating the impact of land administration programs on. Readers will gain an understanding of impact evaluations and the best ways to use them to design evidencebased policies and programs. Designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects this guide from the interamerican development bank idb aims to support the design of impact evaluations for agricultural projects that directly target farmers and aim to improve agricultural production and profitability. There are many tools for learning from program experience. Impact evaluation investment learning platform ilp. In 20162017 the office is undertaking its fourth impact evaluation.
Land tenure and property rights impact evaluation tool 2 the impact evaluation tool was prepared by tetra tech on behalf of usaid, under the property rights and resource governance program under the prosperity, livelihoods and critical ecosystems place indefinite quantity contract iqc contract no. The purpose of this guideline is to provide suggestions on designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects, particularly projects that directly target farmers, and seek to improve agricultural production, productivity and profitability. International center for agricultural research in the dry areas icarda. Final report revised impact evaluation of the farmer training. Monitoring and evaluation for world bank agricultural. Since this guide to best practices in impact evaluation for agricultural projects is written for. Ideally, monitoring is built in to projects so that key indicators of progress throughout a program or project can serve as a basis upon which to evaluate outcomes of the intervention khandker, s. Impact evaluations in agriculture independent evaluation group. Guidelines for the design of agricultural investment projects 2005 web pdf version of 1995 revised edition editors 2005 note. These guidelines are meant primarily for design, monitoring and evaluation of projects, but the basic principles are applicable in all types of cooperation. The process of designing and implementing a drinking and driving programme was covered in module 3. Pdf designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects.
Casley krishna kumr r a world bank publication 7 a public disclosure authorized public disclosure authorized. Specific issues in evaluating agricultural projects are addressed. These include service learning, research projects or other outofclass activities with a faculty member, and completing an internship or practicum. Results from impact evaluations are critical to guide the management of current activities, to inform. Impact evaluation research assistant terms of reference short term consultant july 2019 1. Agricultural water other investigating the environmental effects of agriculture practices on natural resources scientific contributions of the u. Equivalently, farmers subjective pdfs of average valley yields may be. The purpose of this guideline is to provide suggestions on designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects, particularly projects that directly. Outline of principles of impact evalation discussion dra. Approach paper impact evaluation of the agricultural support. Government is committed to learning what works to reduce poverty and increase food security through agriculture investments. The programme selected for the impact evaluation is the agricultural support project asp in georgia. Mathematica is designing and implementing five performance evaluations and one impact evaluation to assess the agriculture development project adp.
The book incorporates realworld examples to present practical guidelines for designing and implementing impact evaluations. Conservation practices are regularly implemented within. Designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects publications. External evaluation of the project the voice of the. Impact evaluation in agriculture workshop lecturers. Food security indicators and framework for use in the.
Evaluation of agricultural projects and programs better. The evaluation purpose refers to the rationale for conducting an impact evaluation. Outline of principles of impact evaluation part i key concepts definition impact evaluation is an assessment of how the intervention being evaluated affects outcomes, whether these effects are intended or unintended. Impact evaluations and development nonie guidance on impact evaluation ing e. Designing impact assessments for evaluating ecological effects of agricultural conservation practices on streams1 peter c. Besides a continued interest in the impact of individual projects, donors, governments, and. Evaluations should explore both anticipated and unanticipated results.
Guidance for the terms of reference for impact evaluations. Planning an integrated agriculture and health program and designing its evaluation. Impact evaluations, on the other hand, are designed to gauge the extent to which a program causes changes in food security conditions, such as improvements in nutritional status at the beneficiarylevel. The impact evaluations analyzed were produced from 2000 to early 2009. This report is an evaluation of a project on promoting agricultureclimatetrade linkages in the east african community pact eac which was funded by swedish international development agency sida during the period 20112014.
Designing impact assessments for evaluating ecological. Evaluation of agricultural projects and programs like other sectors such as health, education or public security for example, the agricultural sector and the activities carried out in its delivery, has its own characteristics and peculiarities. Norc undertook rigorous impact evaluations of two mca honduras program activities. The purpose of this guideline is to provide suggestions on designing impact evaluations for agricultural. In particular, the guideline focuses on agricultural projects that directly target farmers, usually poor farmers, and generally seek to improve agricultural production, productivity and profitability. It is far easier to evaluate the impact of a complete, wellplanned.
Impact evaluations of agriculture projects october 10, 2012. Furthermore, interventions in agricultural value chaindevelopment projects tend to. Since this guide to best practices in impact evaluation for agricultural projects is written for the millennium challenge corporation mcc, it is important to spend some time looking at the organization. The evidence on such interventions is however remarkably mixed. The programme selected for the impact evaluation is. Designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects core. Designing and conducting randomized controlled trials.
How to design a monitoring and evaluation framework for a. First, establishing a clear definition of impact evaluation is both necessary and valuable, as some debate exists in the field of development on what exactly constitutes an impact evaluation. The ones marked may be different from the article in the profile. The proper analysis of impact requires a counterfactual of what those outcomes would have been in the absence of the intervention. Key steps in designing and implementing impact evaluations for awm projects gn10. The time given to this assessment study was limited to one month august 2001. Improving the monitoring and evaluation of agricultural. The impact evaluation model can support this process by helping. The study is part of a broader effort by ieg to understand how impact evaluations can help improve performance and broadly. A discussion of best practices in impact evaluation of. To establish a causal relationship, impact evaluations rely on a set of experimental and quasiexperimental methods. Specific issues in evaluating agricultural projects are addressed, including the need to use productionbased indicators and to carefully consider.
Econometric impact evaluation and economic development. Evaluating the impact of development projects on poverty. To create this web pdf it was necessary to change the layout and page numbering from the 1995 print edition. The purpose of this guideline is to provide suggestions on designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects, particularly projects that directly target farmers.
Impact evaluation a model guidance and practical examples. The interamerican development banktechnical notes encompass a wide range of best practices, project evaluations, lessons learned, case studies. In paul winters, lina salazar and alessandro maffioli eds. The section also briefly introduces structural methods to assess rural road impacts as an alternative to standard impact evaluation methods.
Investment in land administration projects is often considered key for agricultural productivity and rural development. Large sections of part ii have been updated, in particular chapter 4. Evaluation of the burkina faso agriculture development. Understand the value and practice of impact evaluation within the development community.
Part a toolkit for monitoring and evaluation of agricultural water management projects 1. How to evaluate the programme world health organization. Evaluations that are being undertaken to support learning should be clear about who is intended to learn from it, how they will be engaged in the evaluation process to ensure it is seen as relevant and credible, and whether there are specific decision points. Impact evaluation investment learning platform ilp food. In contrast, progressive approaches to policy impact assessment largely attempt to cover the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts of policy 33, 58.
However, impact evaluations are central to a learn. Designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects. Asian development bank impact evaluation of development interventions a practical guide howard white david a. Designing and conducting randomized controlled trials rcts for impact evaluations of agricultural development research. Policy research projects face a number of challenges. Planning an integrated agriculture and health program and.
Understand and apply a variety of econometric methods for estimating impact critically analyze impact evaluation research in economics and gauge the validity of the findings understand and apply evaluation design for development projects. An evaluation of agricultural development projects recently. Evaluating the impact of index insurance on cotton farmers in peru. Evaluating the impact of land administration programs on agricultural productivity and rural development jeremie gignoux, karen macours and liam wrenlewis1 abstract. Designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects iadb, 2010 provides suggestions on designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects, particularly projects that directly target farmers, and seek to improve agricultural production productivity and profitability. Toolkit for monitoring and evaluation of agricultural water. Impact evaluation in agriculture workshop lecturers samuel bazzi phd student university of california, san diego samuel bazzi is a 4th year ph. Pdf the purpose of this guideline is to provide suggestions on designing impact evaluations for agricultural projects, particularly projects that. Conservation practices are regularly implemented within agricultural watersheds throughout the united states without evaluating their ecological impacts.1462 1546 587 1288 307 1423 1298 1438 1607 940 290 530 422 126 672 1161 833 1315 684 1359 758 1538 196 1002 1252 728 1059 385 846 772 508