Measuring impact

National offices of statistics as well as monitoring systems of development agencies tend to inform at household, farmer or family level, but often don’t go any further. To allocate resources, specifically to women, men,…

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Measuring impact

With the aspect of impact gaining importance in development co-operation, there is a growing demand for evaluations. This article’s authors maintain that a more systematic integration of evaluation methods is needed to…

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Measuring impact

A good M&E system empowers projects to appreciate their achievements, learn from challenges and improve strategic decision-making. Yet in practice, project staff often see M&E as an annoying ‘ticking-the-box’ exercise…

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Measuring impact

A results framework, which specifies objectives, indicators and targets, is the basis to monitor progress of development projects. Selecting appropriate indicators and measuring results, however, can be extremely…

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Measuring impact

Standard indicators can be characterised by uniform definition, data collection methods and interpretation. They produce data that can be aggregated (and compared) across interventions, countries or regions, for example.…

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Measuring impact

For donor countries, corporate-level impact estimates can be crucial for justifying funding to an institution. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has developed a system which allows for monitoring…

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Measuring impact

In the last decade, the scale of agri-business in the world economy has increased at a considerable pace, given the increasing demand for food due to demographic growth, the change in consumption patterns in emerging…

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