Monitoring & evaluation

 

Developing a logic model: Teaching and training guide

Ideally, a logic model is developed during program design as part of program planning.Logic models help us plan, implement, evaluate, and communicate more effectively.  This guide details on the development of a logic model.

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Evaluation of innovative agricultural extension projects using novel investment tools

This article extends the employment of novel investment evaluation tools into agricultural extension issues.

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Evaluation of Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services

The purpose of this training module is to expose national level policy makers, project managers, and funding agency personnel to various models and theories of program evaluation.
 

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Framework to Assess Performance and Impact of Pluralistic Agricultural Extension Systems

This working paper examines the literature on experiential and empirical insights and explores methods to assess complex pluralistic EAS systems. 
 

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Participatory Approaches

This document highlights use of participatory approaches for impact evaluation as the first step towards managing expectations and guiding implementation 
 

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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation in Practice Lessons learnt from Central Asia

This paper records an attempt to develop a fully participative M&E system, drawing on the experience of a team of International NGO Training and Resource Center (INTRAC) staff working on a civil society strengthening programme in close collaboration with their partners in the five countries of Central Asia.

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Monitoring and Evaluation for World Bank Agricultural Research and Extension Projects: A Good Practice Note

The objective of this Good Practice Note is to assist Task Teams of the World Bank and their colleagues in the client countries develop and implement effective M&E systems for ARE projects and programs.
 

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Review of Evaluation in Agricultural Extension

This report provides an overview of the state of evaluation in agricultural extension in Australia in terms of five major types of evaluation and many different approaches.  It includes 15 case studies of evaluations.

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Planning, implementing and evaluating Climate-Smart Agriculture in Smallholder Farming Systems

The report is a compilation of the important lessons have been learned through the pilot projects undertaken by MICCA and its partners,particularly the implementation of CSA at the local level.

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The use of monitoring and evaluation in agriculture and rural development projects

This Paper provides a critical review of the use of M&E in agricultural and rural  development (ARD) projects. It assesses how M&E systems have been designed and implemented in 74 World Bank-assisted ARD projects over the last 15 years in the South and East Asia regions.

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Filling the learning gap in program implementation using participatory monitoring and evaluation

This study is motivated by the idea that even though participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) is widely accepted as a tool to manage development programs to be effective, its application is widely constrained by its high start-up resource requirements in terms of both finance and time. However, this paper argues that after the initial investment is made, the payback from using PM&E is much higher both in terms of grassroots-level learning, empowerment, and capacity building and in terms of higher-level strategic decision making which enhances impact. 

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Making Evaluation Matter : Writings from South Asia

Edited by Katherine Eve Hay & Shubh Kumar-Range, (2014)
International Development Research Centre and SAGE Publications

The book has 13 chapters that explore a rich and diverse range of issues that focus on the context, use, and methodology of evaluation in South
Asia. As shown in this book, documenting and promoting the range of participatory and stakeholder-oriented evaluation approaches that are being developed, tested, and applied in this region is critical. These are being generated and are grounded in local social contexts and need to be nurtured as capacity building for evaluation is promoted.

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