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Open positions at CGIAR Centers

CIAT, CIMMYT, and CIP are looking for socio-economists and M&E specialists. More information on the Grants and other Announcements page.

Workshop on poverty impacts of CGIAR research

Poverty studies authors, and experts will come together in July 2014 to reflect on methodological challenges in measuring poverty impacts of CGIAR research. More information on the Events page.

CGIAR Impact Blog

22
Jul 2014

by Frédéric Kosmowski, SPIA Research Associate

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10
Jun 2014

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has just launched a database of over 2500 impact evaluations. Of particular interest to...

KEY REFERENCES

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Significant publications of ex post impact assessments (epIAs), both commissioned by SPIA and CGIAR Centers and CRPs showcasing a range of methodological approaches and impacts.

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WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE?

ex post Impact Assessments (ex post IAs) of research activities of the CGIAR mapped geographically, with filters for System Level Outcomes (SLOs) and types of research activities. View the map

Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR (SIAC)

SIAC is a major new initiative from SPIA funded by DFID, the Gates Foundation, and ISPC with a budget of US$ 12 million over 2013-2016 for a range of activities. The key objectives of SIAC are:

  • Methods: Develop, pilot and verify innovate methods for collection and assembly of diffusion data
  • Outcomes: Institutionalize the collection of diffusion data needed to conduct critical CGIAR impact evaluations
  • Impacts: Assess the full range of impacts from CGIAR research
  • Building a community of practice: Support the development of communities of practice for ex post impact assessment within the CGIAR and between the CGIAR and the development community more broadly
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Diffusion and Impacts of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA)

There are three major components to this outcomes and impact study which is supported by a 3-year, US$3 million grant from the Gates Foundation.

  • To describe investments in and uptake of crop genetic improvement in priority country-by-commodity combinations in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • To verify and gain a deeper understanding about the adoption and diffusion of new varieties in a nationally representative setting of selected priority countries and food crops in SSA
  • To gain a more comprehensive understanding of the impact of crop improvement on poverty, nutrition and food security
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