MENARID Iran-ICARDA, Ex-ante
Assessment: Case Study
Kamkouyeh Village
Prepared by Sara Torabi
Environmental Economic exper...
Background & Scope of the work
• Within the scope of MENARID, ICARDA plans to support a full
and details impact study that...
Benefits of ICARDA-MENARID study
• An independent consultant could provide us with a fair methodology
and assessment
• ICA...
Project activities in Kamkouyeh Village
• (P1): Implementation of irrigation water supply project - pipeline system for
im...
Participatory Planning
Preparatory Meetings
 Site Selection
 Methodology
 Goal Setting
Data Sharing
• Providing Information
 Base line studies
 Detailed Questionnaires
supported by MENARID
 Table of adminis...
Field Implementation
• Facilitation
 Field Work and interviews with local
community
 Interviews with Provincial and Nati...
Monitoring and Evaluation
Constant communication and review meetings
Future Benefits
• Improving impact assessment methodology
• New valuable experience to the project
• Helps transparency, a...
Recommendations based on lesson-learned
1. Team Selection: For a multi-disciplinary study, a
team of different technical e...
Recommendations based on lesson-learned
 Multi disciplinary structure needed to conduct impact
study
• 4. Information
 A...
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Menarid: Case study of Kamkouyeh Village, Iran

  1. 1. MENARID Iran-ICARDA, Ex-ante Assessment: Case Study Kamkouyeh Village Prepared by Sara Torabi Environmental Economic expert, MENARID Iran
  2. 2. Background & Scope of the work • Within the scope of MENARID, ICARDA plans to support a full and details impact study that captures the adoption of all INRM technologies implemented by the Iran MENARID project titled "Institutional strengthening and coherence for Integrated Natural Resources Management"
  3. 3. Benefits of ICARDA-MENARID study • An independent consultant could provide us with a fair methodology and assessment • ICARDA-MENARID is conducting knowledge transfer and sharing it in the region • An opportunity for academic validation of best practices documentations • Ex-ante impact study from its implemented sub-projects • Developing a practical and replicable methodology • Future opportunities opening up with ICARDA involvement in MENARID-Iran project (Using ICARDA experiences on Agriculture, Water,…) • To know more about range of information needed for such a study
  4. 4. Project activities in Kamkouyeh Village • (P1): Implementation of irrigation water supply project - pipeline system for improving water supply efficiency; • (P2): Rangelands rehabilitation through different SLM practices like seeding and plantation in hilly landscapes/terrains; • (P3): Cultivation of medicinal plants; • (P4): Vermicompost production; • (P5): Beekeeping and Honey production • (P6): Raising public awareness at communities level through workshops and field visits; • (P7): Institutional strengthening by establishment of the VDG, establishment of micro credit fund for providing financial support for the project interventions at village level.
  5. 5. Participatory Planning Preparatory Meetings  Site Selection  Methodology  Goal Setting
  6. 6. Data Sharing • Providing Information  Base line studies  Detailed Questionnaires supported by MENARID  Table of administrative and managerial costs  Other relevant reports (e.g. Concept note, Cost- benefit analyses, etc.)
  7. 7. Field Implementation • Facilitation  Field Work and interviews with local community  Interviews with Provincial and National experts
  8. 8. Monitoring and Evaluation Constant communication and review meetings
  9. 9. Future Benefits • Improving impact assessment methodology • New valuable experience to the project • Helps transparency, accountability and Knowledge transfer • More detailed information on new concept notes and ToRs of sub-projects • Impact assessment regarding socio-economic and environment
  10. 10. Recommendations based on lesson-learned 1. Team Selection: For a multi-disciplinary study, a team of different technical expertise is needed (esp. social and economic, technical) 2. Identifying the best practices(Selecting Best Indicators) 3. Methodology: Proposed methodology needs to be followed step-by-step for the Impact Study to be independent and not biased. Tool: Choosing the right tools
  11. 11. Recommendations based on lesson-learned  Multi disciplinary structure needed to conduct impact study • 4. Information  Adequate and accurate data and information available  Coordination: Make further data gathering possible  Facilitation: Facilitate collaboration of different organizations and stakeholders • 5. Credibility: Such studies add credibility and allow sharing of experience at international level

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