An IRRI Seminar
By Hope Webber
Senior Scientist - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Social Sciences Division (SSD)
30 April 2015
A robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system is needed to be able to manage GRiSP programs for impact in rice research and development. The objectives of the GRiSP M&E system are to develop methods and tools for collecting data to track the performance of research milestones and output (product) indicators, and periodically evaluate intermediate outcomes (IDOs) and impact. GRiSP started developing this results-based M&E system in 2011. Achievements have been made in the area of developing the CRP impact pathways and theory of change, results framework, intermediate development outcomes/indicators, and a tool for managing milestones. In this seminar, we will present and discuss the progress made so far in improving the M&E results framework; activities undertaken under the national rice research and development strategies (NRDS) in Asia, Latin America, and Africa; progress and preliminary results in the action sites according to the baseline farm household surveys conducted by IRRI, CIAT, and AfricaRice; and progress on the development of a management information system for managing M&E data and future M&E activities in the pipeline.