Measuring impact

The standardised survey tool RHoMIS provides reliable indicators on rural households and helps guide international efforts to address smallholder challenges related to climate change, food security, nutrition, farm…

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Measuring impact

Just eleven years are left to achieve Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But not only are the SDG targets themselves ambitious. As our author explains, the United Nations also faces the huge challenge…

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Measuring impact

Agriculture can only reach its full potential to feed the masses, drive growth, and reduce poverty if decision-makers – including governments, private sector, and development organisations – have accurate data to make…

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Measuring impact

Against the background of food security strategies, over the past two decades, there has been a lively international debate on the quality of the statistical data in sub-Saharan Africa. Whereas there is general agreement…

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Measuring impact

Complex phenomena such as climate change require collecting, evaluating and relating extensive amounts of data from observation networks and research activities. For this purpose, the West African Science Service Centre…

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Measuring impact

Up-to-date and accurate data on agricultural holdings is an enabling tool for public and private investment as well as a core building block for relevant planning and monitoring in the agriculture sector. In this…

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Measuring impact

The debate about the impact of development co-operation is as old as development co-operation itself. The debate about the relevance of impact evaluations is a more recent phenomenon. Wouldn’t it be better to make use of…

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Measuring impact

No, it is not a Root Canal Treatment, although some sceptics view them similarly. RCT, or Randomised Controlled Trial, is an evaluation design which when applied to the right type of questions, done in the right way,…

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Measuring impact

Although randomised controlled trials are seeing widespread use, they have also been in for some criticism. Our author shows some of the snags that the method may meet with and recommends that context and appropriateness…

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Measuring impact

Evaluations have many aspirations, not only to account for results. Evaluations are tools for reflection and learning, for decision-making and team-building, for ownership creation and empowerment, and for advocacy. The…

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