Delivering M&E commitments under IFAD IXMarzia Perilli, M&E Consultant, Statistics and Studies for Development Division, SKM Thomas Elhaut, Director, Statistics and Studies for Development Division, SKM
IFAD IX Key Commitments (1) Raise the level of compliance with therequirement for projects to have a baseline survey by the end of their first year of implementation How? RIMS + Management to do more (J.Linn)
IFAD IX Key Commitments (2)Present an information paper to the EB on themethodologies IFAD will employ in carrying outimpact assessments and in measuring the newimpact-level indicators introduced in the RMF 2013-2015 How?
How?Issues Paper and EB Information paper• Poverty definition• Methods and issues• Work system Project M&E• Adequate funding IFPRI MethodologyNew impact-level indicators• Household asset ownership index• Level of child malnutrition• Length of hungry season &• 90 million people reached (Project M&E)• 80 million people moved out of poverty (IFPRI Methodology)
IFAD IX Key Commitments (3) Actively pursue partnerships with institutions specialized in impact evaluation, and mobilizeresources to develop adequate internal capacity to conduct/manage impact evaluation work. How?
How?• IFPRI• 3IE: agricultural project evaluations• USAID, IFAD, FAO, WFP, WB, BMGF, … DFID, JPAL - Informal network - Learning agenda (scaling up framework), common indicators (composite indicator) and methods - Peer review - Country focus: Bangladesh, Ghana and Tanzania (?)• Regional division partners IFPRI USAID,IFAD,FAO,WFP,WB,BMGF…DFID,JPAL 3iE Regional division IFPRI partners
IFAD IX Key Commitments (4)Conduct, synthesize and report on approximately 30 impact surveys over the IFAD9 period. 3 to 6 of these will use RCTs or other similarlyrigorous methodology, depending on cost-sharing opportunities, and interest and availability of institutions specialized in impact evaluation to support this work. How?
How?• Mixed methods (quantitative + qualitative)• By project type 1 IFAD Project Types Agricultural Development 2 Irrigation 3 Livestock• ASAP (ECD) 4 5 Rural Development Credit and Financial Services 6 Fisheries 7 Marketing/Storage/Processing 8 Research/Extension/Training
IFAD IX Key Commitments (5) National monitoring and evaluation systemsStrengthen national M&E systems by enhancing the capacity of project management staff andimplementing partners, particularly at start-up and early project implementation through the systematic engagement of M&E experts during design and supervision missions. HOW?
HOW?• Improved M&E Design in country programmes (QA)• Linking to statistical capacity in country• Training Training - Impact task force (ITF) - Induction training - Staff training programme SSD TO SUPPORT AND FACILITATE!
Six “theory of change” pitfalls to avoid Stanford Social Innovation Review“Learning organizations carefully specify their assumptions, regularly reflecton whether those assumptions are bearing out, and consider what newassumptions they might test to further improve impact.One simple but powerful mechanism to accomplish this is to create a “learningagenda”—a simple list of assumptions and hypotheses that your organizationcan test at some frequency.A learning agenda can help ensure that your organization’s theory of change isconstantly revisited”http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/six_theory_of_change_pitfalls_to_avoid
Convergence of learning agendas (draft 2012) Bangladesh Tanzania Ethiopia Rwanda (2007) (2011) Ghana (2012) (2007) (2008) (2007) India Mali FtF Learning Agenda IFADs Thematic KM priorities Improved agricultural productivity Agricultural production (adoption and x x x x X1 farm management) Improved research and development Improved agricultural technologies and X x x x x x x2 effective production services Expanded markets, value chains and Inclusive chains, from input supply increased investment through marketing, processing and x x x x x X3 retailing Improved nutrition and dietary quality4 Improved gender integration and X x5 womens empowerment Improved resilience of vulnerable x x x X6 populations Natural resources management - land, X x x7 1 water, energy and biodiversity Climate change adaptation and X x x8 1 mitigation A full range of inclusive financial x x x x x x X9 3 services Rural enterprise development, with X x x x x x10 3 non-farm employment opportunities Technical and vocational skills development, especially for young x x x x X11 1 farmers and other rural entrepreneurs Support to rural producer organizations x x x12 6 and across all themes