Bruno Locatelli (CIFOR)

CGIAR Impact Assessment Focal Point (IAFP) Meeting

Boston, USA, 29 July 2016

This is a meeting of Impact Assessment Focal Points (IAFPs) from Centers and CRPs (CGIAR Research Programs) to strengthen the community of practitioners. The 2016 meeting aims to

  • Enhance communication/interactions between Centre/CRP IAFPs on adoption and ex post IA related issues 
  • Receive updates from IAFPs on CRP Phase-II impact assessment and RBM strategy and plans; as well as feedback on a number of impact assessment related issues 
  • Update IAFPs on SIAC activities, external evaluation of SIAC Phase-I, and prospects/plans for SIAC Phase-II 
  • Discuss areas of complementarities and overlap between SPIA and other communities of practice (MELIA, ECoP, PIM’s COP on technology adoption)

Workshop Agenda and List of Participants (PDF)

Proceedings summary (PDF)


08:45 – 10:00 I. Agri-food systems focus (Chair: Ricardo Labarta)

10:15 – 11:15 Open discussion session 1: The demand for epIAs in the CRPs (Chair: Tim Kelley)

11:15 – 12:00 II. Agri-food systems focus (Chair: Aden Aw-Hassan)

13:00 – 14:00 III. Global integrative platforms focus (Chair: Guy Hareau)

14:00 – 14:30 IAFP Community of Practice (Chair: Mywish Maredia)

  • PIM’s plan and expectations of other CGIAR impact assessment scientists, and overlaps/potential for collaboration with SPIA and its partners (15 min) [Peter Hazell]
  • Lessons from SIAC Phase-I experience (15 min) [Jeff Alwang]

14:30 – 15:00 Open discussion session 2: Structural challenges and constraints to epIAs (Chair: Doug Gollin)

15:15 – 16:00 Open discussion continued: Resources and support for high quality epIAs (Chair: Doug Gollin)

16:00 – 17:15 SIAC program highlights (Chair: Julian Alston)

17:15 – 18:30 SIAC Phase-II prospects and plans (Chair: Bob Herdt)

  • Potential focus areas, SIAC Phase-II planning (30 min) [Doug Gollin]

18:30 –18:45 Strengthening IAFP community / SPIA interactions & closing remarks, Doug Gollin