Evaluation of CRP on Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry (FTA)
The first CRP evaluation undertaken by the IEA was of the CRP on Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry (FTA), which aims to enhance the management and use of forests, agroforestry and tree genetic resources across the landscape, from forests to farms and plantations. The CRP brings together four CGIAR research centers (CIFOR, ICRAF, Bioversity International, and CIAT) and key partners in their respective areas to work in partnership beyond normal research cooperation and coordination towards a common goal.
As the evaluation was conducted during the early phase of CRP implementation, the evaluation approach aimed mostly to be formative and forward-looking reviewing progress made so far towards results, and gender mainstreaming, governance and partnership aspects as well as other modalities of work introduced with the CGIAR Reform. The results of the evaluation aimed to provide inputs to the revision of the CRP strategy, including suggestions for a more efficient and effective organization of the work carried under the CRP.