Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR (SIAC), 2013-2017

In response to growing donor interest in impact assessment of CGIAR research outputs, the CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) developed a set of activities for Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR (SIAC). This initiative was funded by DFID, the Gates Foundation, and ISPC with a budget of approximately US$ 12 million over the period 2013-2017 for a range of activities. The key objectives of SIAC are as below:

Objective 1 (Methods): Develop, pilot and verify innovate methods for collection and assembly of diffusion data

Objective 2 (Outcomes): Institutionalize the collection of diffusion data needed to conduct critical CGIAR impact evaluations

Objective 3 (Impacts): Assess the full range of impacts from CGIAR research

Objective 4 (Building a community of practice): Support the development of communities of practice for ex post impact assessment within the CGIAR and between the CGIAR and the development community more broadly.

Related documents

  • SIAC Program Final Report (PDF)
  • Full SIAC proposal submitted by SPIA to Gates (PDF)
  • Progress report, March 2016 (PDF)
  • Progress report, November 2015 (PDF)
  • Progress report, February 2015 (PDF)
  • Progress report, September 2014 (PDF)
  • Progress report, November 2013 (PDF)
  • Progress report, March 2013 (PDF)