An Evaluation of CGIAR Centers’ Impact Assessment Work on Livestock-Related Research (1990 – 2014)

Over the past several years, one of the major areas of work for SPIA has been an effort to advance the evidence base and for impact assessments in previously under-evaluated areas of CGIAR research. SPIA’s goal has been to expand impact assessment beyond the narrow domain of crop germplasm improvement where most ex post impact assessments (epIAs) have traditionally concentrated. Accordingly, SPIA has sought to assess the evidence for impact in key areas of CGIAR research effort: irrigation and water management, livestock management, policy-oriented research, natural resource management, agro-forestry, and in-situ conservation of biodiversity. This review of the impact assessment work on livestock and livestock-related research in the CGIAR is the second scoping study commissioned by SPIA to assess the impact evidence across these under-evaluated areas within the CGIAR portfolio.