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Document Of The International Fund for Agricultural Development
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The evaluation found that, since the mid-1990s, concerted efforts had been made to incorporate innovation into the Fund’s key policy and strategy documents. This is demonstrated by the inclusion of innovation, learning and scaling up as one of the six principles of engagement in the IFAD Strategic Framework for 2007-2010, and by the fact that, of the five organizations covered by the evaluation’s benchmarking study, IFAD was the only one to have a definition and stand-alone strategy for innovation. Nonetheless, the evaluation found that insufficient resources and attention had been allocated for translating policy and strategy pronouncements into concrete action.IFAD Management sees innovation as a critical element in improving IFAD’s operations and development effectiveness, and as consequence in enhancing the impact of the Fund on the lives of rural poor people. Management therefore welcomes the corporate-level evaluation of capacity to promote innovation and scaling up.
Publisher: IFAD Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
METHODOLOGY AND PROCESS, EVALUATION BACKGROUND, PROCESSES , STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND HTRUSTS OF NPA, CENTURY, WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE, RECONCILIATION, RECOVERY, SOCIAL CONTROL, METHODOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS, ONGOING OPERATIONS, ECONOMIC AGREEMENTS, DEVLOPMENT, FOCAL POINTS, COLLECTIVE SELF-RELIANCE, CONSERVATION FRAMEWORK, RECOMMENDATIONS, CULTURE CONFLICT
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IFAD , (2010)
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02.04.00 - Development
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Document Of The International Fund for Agricultural Development
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This corporate-level evaluation was prepared by Ashwani Muthoo,Senior Evaluation Officer,with support from Oanh Nguyen,Evaluation Research Analyst, and with contributions by consultants David Francis,Mona Bishay,Howard Rush,Richard Gerster,Sonja Beeli,Fiona Dennison,Dorothy Lucks,Andrew Barnett,Josephine Egwuonwu,Osvaldo Feinstein,Andrew Macpherson,Mohamed Mahdi and Elisa Distefano.Internal peer reviewers from the Office of Evaluation Luciano Lavizzari,Paul-André Rochon,Majid BenabdellahMiguel Torr alb provided guidance and comments on the approach paper and the draft report.The evaluation also benefited from the contribution of the Senior Independent Adviser,Johannes Linn, Directorof the Wolfensohn Center for Development at the Brookings Institution in Washington,D.C.Administrative support was provided by Kendra White,Assistant to the Deputy Director,and Lucy Ariano, Evaluation Assistant.The evaluation found that,since the mid-1990s,concerted efforts had been made to incorporate innovation into the Fund key policy and strategy documents.This is demonstrated by the inclusion innovation,learning and scaling up as one of the six principles of engagement in the IFAD Strategy Framework for 2007-2010,and by the fact that of the five organizations covered by the evaluation’s benchmarking study IFAD was the only one to have a definition and stand-alone strategy for innovation.Nonetheless,the evaluation found that insufficient resources attention had been allocated for the purpose translating policy and strategy pronouncements into concrete action.For instance,some recommendations generated by the first corporate-level evaluation innovation,undertaken 2000/2001,were never implemented,others only partially.The evaluation revealed that the Fund has paid relatively more attention to and found more success in innovative solutions in social engineering and institutional arrangements promoting participatory approaches planning and resource allocation rather agriculture.Although IFAD has provided a fair amount of grant resources for agricultural research to develop innovative,low cost agricultural technologies that can lead tobetter productivity and incomes,the results of such research have not easily found their way into its investment projects.The relatively higher proportion of social engineering and institutional innovationsmay be attributed to the fact that first part of the new millennium,IFAD generally focused more on social capital formation and empowerment than on agricultural activities or identifying economic opportunities for poor rural people.This gives rise to concern,first of all because of the number of poor people who are also food insecure because of the Fund mandate to enhance agricultural productivity and incomes through on-farm activities.The following recommendations aim to improve Capacity to move from its strong strategic commitments and pronouncements towards a more systematic approach thereby enabling it to achieve better results on the ground in promoting pro poor innovations for subsequent scaling up.
Publisher: IFAD Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
METHODOLOGY AND PROCESS, EVALUATION BACKGROUND, PROCESSES , STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND HTRUSTS OF NPA, CENTURY, WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE, RECONCILIATION, RECOVERY, SOCIAL CONTROL, METHODOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS, ONGOING OPERATIONS, ECONOMIC AGREEMENTS, DEVLOPMENT, FOCAL POINTS,COLLECTIVE SELF-RELIANCE,CONSERVATION FRAMEWORK
Thematic Group:
IFAD , (2010)
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02.04.00 - Development
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Corporate-level Evaluation : IFAD’s Capacity to Promote Innovation and Scaling Up
Abstract:
The evaluation found that, since the mid-1990s, concerted efforts had been made to incorporate innovation into the Fund’s key policy and strategy documents. This is demonstrated by the inclusion of innovation, learning and scaling up as one of the six principles of engagement in the IFAD Strategic Framework for 2007-2010, and by the fact that, of the five organizations covered by the evaluation’s benchmarking study, IFAD was the only one to have a definition and stand-alone strategy for innovation. Nonetheless, the evaluation found that insufficient resources and attention had been allocated for translating policy and strategy pronouncements into concrete action.IFAD Management sees innovation as a critical element in improving IFAD’s operations and development effectiveness, and as consequence in enhancing the impact of the Fund on the lives of rural poor people. Management therefore welcomes the corporate-level evaluation of capacity to promote innovation and scaling up.
Publisher: IFAD Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
METHODOLOGY AND PROCESS, EVALUATION BACKGROUND, PROCESSES , STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND HTRUSTS OF NPA, CENTURY, WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE, RECONCILIATION, RECOVERY, SOCIAL CONTROL, METHODOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS, ONGOING OPERATIONS, ECONOMIC AGREEMENTS, DEVLOPMENT, FOCAL POINTS, COLLECTIVE SELF-RELIANCE, CONSERVATION FRAMEWORK, RECOMMENDATIONS, CULTURE CONFLICT
Thematic Group:
IFAD , (2010)
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02.04.00 - Development
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Corporate - Level Evaluation: IFAD’s Capacity to Promote Innovation and Scaling Up
Abstract:
The evaluation found that, since the mid-1990s, concerted efforts had been made to incorporate innovation into the Fund’s key policy and strategy documents. This is demonstrated by the inclusion of innovation, learning and scaling up as one of the six principles of engagement in the IFAD Strategic Framework for 2007-2010, and by the fact that, of the five organizations covered by the evaluation’s benchmarking study, IFAD was the only one to have a definition and stand-alone strategy for innovation. Nonetheless, the evaluation found that insufficient resources and attention had been allocated for translating policy and strategy pronouncements into concrete action.IFAD Management sees innovation as a critical element in improving IFAD’s operations and development effectiveness, and as consequence in enhancing the impact of the Fund on the lives of rural poor people. Management therefore welcomes the corporate-level evaluation of capacity to promote innovation and scaling up.
Publisher: IFAD Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
METHODOLOGY AND PROCESS, EVALUATION BACKGROUND, PROCESSES , STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND HTRUSTS OF NPA, CENTURY, WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE, RECONCILIATION, RECOVERY, SOCIAL CONTROL, METHODOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS, ONGOING OPERATIONS, ECONOMIC AGREEMENTS, DEVLOPMENT, FOCAL POINTS, COLLECTIVE SELF-RELIANCE, CONSERVATION FRAMEWORK, RECOMMENDATIONS, CULTURE CONFLICT
Thematic Group:
IFAD , (2010)
Thesaurus:
02.04.00 - Development
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Feeder: BINDUPOUDEL, Editor: YASHOHANGMARAI, Auditor:
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Corporate - Level Evaluation : IFAD’s Capacity to Promote Innovation and Scaling Up
Abstract:
The evaluation found that, since the mid-1990s, concerted efforts had been made to incorporate innovation into the Fund’s key policy and strategy documents. This is demonstrated by the inclusion of innovation, learning and scaling up as one of the six principles of engagement in the IFAD Strategic Framework for 2007-2010, and by the fact that, of the five organizations covered by the evaluation’s benchmarking study, IFAD was the only one to have a definition and stand-alone strategy for innovation. Nonetheless, the evaluation found that insufficient resources and attention had been allocated for translating policy and strategy pronouncements into concrete action.IFAD Management sees innovation as a critical element in improving IFAD’s operations and development effectiveness, and as consequence in enhancing the impact of the Fund on the lives of rural poor people. Management therefore welcomes the corporate-level evaluation of capacity to promote innovation and scaling up.
Publisher: IFAD Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
METHODOLOGY AND PROCESS, EVALUATION BACKGROUND, PROCESSES , STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND HTRUSTS OF NPA, CENTURY, WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE, RECONCILIATION, RECOVERY, SOCIAL CONTROL, METHODOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS, ONGOING OPERATIONS, ECONOMIC AGREEMENTS, DEVLOPMENT, FOCAL POINTS, COLLECTIVE SELF-RELIANCE, CONSERVATION FRAMEWORK, RECOMMENDATIONS, CULTURE CONFLICT
Thematic Group:
IFAD , (2010)
Thesaurus:
02.04.00 - Development
PDF | File Size: 1.93 MB   Download
Feeder: BINDUPOUDEL, Editor: YASHOHANGMARAI, Auditor:
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