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    FIELD-TESTED EXPERIENCES/TOOLS

 

IFAD's Results and Impact Management System

RIMS (Results and Impact Management System) is a comprehensive system for measuring and reporting on the results and impact of IFAD- supported country programmes.

 

> Overview of RIMS click here...

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IFAD's Results and Impact Management System

The RIMS (Results and Impact Management System) is a comprehensive system for measuring, analysing, and reporting on the results and impact of IFAD-supported country programmes and projects.

> Results and Impact Management System (RIMS+): Additional Features for Impact Evaluation click here...

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Streamlining Monitoring and Evaluation Information Gathering Systems

The Central Sulawesi Province is one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia. Its many villages are scattered across isolated areas in the hilly highlands.

> Tracking Progress Across Sulawesi click here...

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What is an Annual Outcome Survey?

IFAD has developed a standard methodology for impact measurement, the Results and Impact Monitoring System (RIMS)...

> What is an Annual Outcome Survey click here...

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Paperless Surveys: Using Mobile Phones

Information and communication technology (ICT) tools—hardware such as mobile phones and software applications such as Skype...

> Paperless Surveys: Using Mobile Phones to Administer click here...

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Assessing Impact and Enhancing Project Implementation

The Developing Business with the Rural Poor project in Ben Tre Province, Viet Nam (DBRP Ben Tre) aims to support community...

> Annual Outcome Surveys: Assessing Impact and Enhancing Project Implementation click here...

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An Effective Tool for Project Management

The Leasehold Forestry and Livestock Programme (LFLP) has been implemented by the Government of Nepal under the Department of Forests (DoF) and the Department of Livestock Services (DLS)...

> Annual Outcome Survey: An Effective Tool for Project Management click here...

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Reflection from Practitioners

In recent years, IFAD's Asia and the Pacific Division (APR) has developed and encouraged the use of annual outcome survey (AOS) by all IFAD-funded projects in the region. To assess AOS experiences/ perceptions of the methodology...

> Using Annual Outcome Surveys: Reflections from Practitioners click here...
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Most Significant Change Stories to Capture Achievements and Lessons

The Most Significant Change (MSC) 1 technique is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It is participatory because many project stakeholders ar e involved, both in deciding the sorts of change to be recorded and in analysing the data. MSC may be use d at different levels.

> Most Significant Change Stories to Capture Achievements and Lessons click here...

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Measuring Change Through Stories

The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), with support from the Coopernic Sustainability Fund (CSF) has undertaken a grant-based implementation of Scaling up Micro Irrigation Systems, (SCAMPIS) in three countries.

> Measuring Change Through Stories click here...

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Piloting Most Significant Change Stories

The final evaluation of a multiyear project provides the opportun ity to comprehensively assess the impact of project activities and to extract experiences and les sons that can be disseminated to key stakeholders.

> Piloting Most Significant Change Stories at the Project Completion Report Phase click here...
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Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool

Rural poverty has many causes and dimensions and these are often specific to a country and a particular context. Because poverty is multifaceted and highly complex, it is challenging to assess and measure aspects of poverty in a useful way.

> Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool click here...

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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Survey to Assess Training Impact

Training is one of the primary means to develop the capacity of poor people to participate and fully benefit from mainstream economic development. IFAD places great emphasis on capacity development and training...

> Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool click here...

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Using the Tree of Life Tool for Visioning and Reflection on Project Progress

In Southeast Asia, as in many parts of the world, people from all walks of life work hard to improve their quality of life.

> Empowering leaders click here...


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Integrating Gender in CHARMP2 Planning and Monitoring

Women in the Cordillera play a crucial role in agriculture. They are typically involved in the entire agricultural process from the preparation of the fields to plant ing, weeding, harvesting, storing and milling of the produce.

> Integrating Gender click here...

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Participatory Impact Assessment

The IFAD-funded Rural Income Diversification Project (RIDP) was implemented in 66 of the poorest communes in five districts of Tuyen Quang Province.

> Participatory Impact Assessment click here...

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Participatory Peer Review Technique
The West Guangxi Poverty Alleviation Program (WGPAP) is a joint initiative of IFAD and the Chinese government, undertaken in ten impoverished counties in the Guangxi province, China.

> Participatory Peer-Review Technique click here...

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Use of a Diagnostic Tool for Community Perspective Planning

The IFAD-funded North-Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) for the Upland Areas was implemented by the Department of the North Eastern Region (DoNER), Government of India.

> Use of a Diagnostic Tool for Community Perspective Planning click here...

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Measuring the Organisational Maturity of Self-Help Groups

To measure changes in the situation of poor households, the Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the
Northern Mindanao Community Initiatives and Resource Management Project (NMCIREMP) developed a participatory assessment tool to measure the organisational maturity of self-help groups (SHG). The tool is called SIHAGA.

> Measuring the Organisational Maturity of Self-Help Groups click here...

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Helping Communities Establish Barangay Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Teams

The significance of community participation in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) process of development interventions is recognised under the Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resources Management Project
(CHARMP2), hereafter referred to as the Project.

> Handing over the Stake click here...

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M&E at the Microenterprise Level

In enterprise development projects, it is common practice to monitor beneficiaries collectively—i.e., recipients are tracked as a community and not individually. Monitoring usually focuses on the group or sector instead of on the individual.

> M&E at the Microenterprise Level click here...

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Role of M&E in Strengthening Market Management Committees

Markets are the common places for social, political and economical intensive communication among the rural populace.

> Role of M&E in Strengthening Market Management Committees click here...

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Monitoring Results: the Labor Contracting Society Approach

The Market Infrastructure Development Project in Charland Regions, popularly known as MIDPCR, is implemented by the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) with financial assistance from IFAD, the Government of The Netherlands (GON) and the Government of Bangladesh (GOB).

> Monitoring Results: the Labor Contracting Society Approach click here...

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Using Case Studies to Expand the Scope and Depth of Standard Monitoring and Evaluation

Bac Kan is a very poor mountainous province located in northeast Vietnam. The people who live in these impoverished highlands have little opportunity to develop their livelihood because of limited access to resources (capital, information, knowledge, technology and market access).

> Using Case Studies click here...

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Using Key Informant Interview Technique for Collecting Quick Impact Assessment Information

In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami, which destroyed large areas along the Sri Lankan coast, the government gave priority to the affected people and by facilitating them return to their homes by rehabilitating the destroyed housing infrastructure and by restoring amenities.

> Using Key Informant Interview Technique click here...

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Using the Social Assessment Tool to Assess Impact at Household Level

The main objective of the social assessment tool (SAT) is to measure the achievement of programme objectives, strengthen the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) mechanism, and demonstrate programme effects to policymakers and the public at large.

> Using the Social Assessment Tool click here...

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Community-Led Documentation and Reporting System

Documenting decisionmaking and project processes is seen by IFAD and local governments as essential for securing community participation in the implementation of development projects.

> Community-Led Documentation and Reporting System click here...

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Use of Annual Functionality Surveys for Assessing Performance of Irrigator Associations

The establishment of infrastructure for agriculture is a major part of the Philippine government is investment portfolio. It is intended to help the rural sector not just to overcome poverty but also to involve people and enhance their engagement in the process of rural development.

> Use of Annual Functionality Surveys click here...

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Process and Results Monitoring for Community-Based Fisheries Management

The Sunamganj Community-Based Resource Management Project (SCBRMP) aims to improve the economic well-being of participating households directly in spite of other indirect benefits they get from adjacent communities.

> Process and Results Monitoring for Community-Based Fisheries Management click here...

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