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Thursday Seminar

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 01:15pm - 02:15pm


Tracking RICE indicators: results-based monitoring, evaluation, and learning for RICE

Hope Webber
Senior Scientist, Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Specialist

Over the past two years, the monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L) team started developing a results-based monitoring and evaluation system for IRRI and GRiSP (now RICE). Achievements have been made in establishing a prototype online system to comprehensively track research M&E data for accountability and management decision-making. Initial training on the implementation of the system has been successfully provided to scientists and key M&E practitioners. Results-based management means managing for outcomes. RICE has identified its research outcomes along the impact pathways and the CGIAR strategy and results framework: sub-intermediate development outcomes (sub-IDO), IDO, and system-level outcomes (SLO). Indicators for sub-IDOs have been formulated to track the progress toward outcomes targets. This seminar will present the current progress of work on the metrics and indicators for tracking in GRiSP (MISTIG) survey conducted among smallholder rice farm households in South and Southeast Asia. The initial purpose of the baseline survey was to monitor progress toward the intermediate development outcomes of GRiSP but, because of the new CRP phase II, the gender disaggregated data have been realigned to track the progress of RICE sub-IDOs indicators and to provide insights on the adoption of rice technologies, constraints to adoption, evaluation, and impact assessment. In addition, the seminar will present the progress on the implementation of the management information system at IRRI, and current discussion by the CGIAR’s monitoring and evaluation community of practice on harmonizing development outcome indicators and future ME&L activities in the pipeline.


Havener Auditorium, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 4030 Laguna, Philippines