Leveraging Theories of Change for Progress in Agriculture Research for Development: the CGIAR Approach
Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service
Theories of change (ToC) are central to CGIAR’s approach to performance management, underscored by the focus on the use of theory-based approaches for evaluation as per the CGIAR-wide Evaluation Framework and Policy (2022). In response to learnings from the previous portfolio, this blog showcases how and why CGIAR leverages ToC to support the design and implementation of research for development (R4D), adaptive management, monitoring and evaluation.
A new video explaining the usefulness of ToC was produced by the Sustainability Research Effectiveness team at Royal Roads University and the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), a CGIAR Research Center.