Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) has long been recognized as a vital aspect of development projects generally and of agriculture and rural development projects in particular.  The monitoring of project performance consists of the tracking of human, physical and financial resources and the recording of how they are converted into outputs (project goods and services), and in turn, outcomes and impacts.


The GAFSP M&E Plan reflects the strong results-oriented nature of the GAFSP fund. It highlights key features of the program, including the development of common indicators to enable monitoring of results across projects and the widespread use of rigorous impact evaluations for all GAFSP investment projects.


All GAFSP projects will undergo some form of Impact Evaluation (IE) or assessment upon completion of the project. For a select group of projects approved by the Steering Committee (up to 30% of all GAFSP Public Sector Window projects), an 'in-depth' IE will be conducted (e.g., evaluations using experimental or quasi-experimental methods). The IEs for these GAFSP projects should be carried out by a recognized research entity with a track record of conducting such statistically rigorous studies. This group could include universities, research organizations such as the World Bank’s DIME initiative, IFPRI, regional technical organizations, or initiatives such as 3IE's expert roster, to offer some examples. For the remainder of GAFSP projects, alternate or more 'rapid' methods will be considered sufficient as part of a clear effort to assess project impact.


Key Documents

GAFSP Revised M&E Plan (June 2017, pdf) for projects approved during and after 2016

Original GAFSP M&E Plan (February 2011, pdf) for projects approved before 2016

Private Sector Window Monitoring & Evaluation Plan (December 2013, ppt)

GAFSP Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) Note (September 2017, pdf)

Supervising Entities Guidelines (August 2017, pdf) 


Progress Reports

Project Implementation Update Report (Data as of June 2017, pdf)

Project Implementation Update Report (Data as of June 2016, pdf)

Project Implementation Update Report (May 2015, pdf)

Project Implementation Update Report (February 2014, pdf)

Project Implementation Update Report (March 2013, pdf)

Project Implementation Update Report (January 30, 2012, pdf)


Impact Evaluation

Project specific information available for: Bangladesh, Haiti, Liberia, NepalRwanda, and Uganda

DIME Progress Report FY16 and Work Plan FY17-18 (May 2017)

DIME Work Plan FY14 (July 2013, pdf)

DIME Second Progress Report (July 2013, pdf)

DIME Work Plan FY13 (July 2012)

DIME First Progress Report (February 2012, pdf)

DIME Work Plan FY12 (pdf)

DIME Work Plan Annexes

In-depth Impact Evaluation TOR for DIME (pdf)