Africa / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Small Ruminants / Targeting

Refining the Livestock and Fish Ethiopia small ruminants value chain change pathway

The follow-up workshop objectives were to: arrive at a common understanding of the Theory of Change approach, especially for scientists and partners who were not at the Nairobi workshop, revisit and review the change pathway developed for the Ethiopia small ruminants value chains, and validate and refine the change pathway developed for the Ethiopia small ruminants value chains Continue reading

Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Targeting / Value Chains

Developing a monitoring and evaluation process for the Livestock and Fish program

A Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program Theory of Change (ToC) training workshop was held on 9-12 February 2015 in Nairobi. The workshop aimed to ensure a common understanding of theories of change and how they can be used for planning, critical reflection and accountability. It also aimed to develop change pathways for projects in the smallholder dairy value chain in Tanzania and the small ruminants value chain in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Opinion Piece

Are you game for (Theories of) Change in an unpredictable world ?

This week I am attending a workshop organized by our CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to refine frameworks and tools for a new Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system based on the program’s Theory of Change and Impact Pathways, aiming to ensure common understanding of theories, to discuss how they can be used for planning, critical reflection and accountability; and to develop change pathways for the pilot value chains in which it will be tested. Continue reading

Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / Event / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Value Chains

Defining impact pathways for the Nicaragua dual-purpose cattle value chain

From 5 – 9 August, 2013 a 5-day workshop was held in Managua, Nicaragua to define value chain impact pathways and develop an initial framework for the program’s implementation strategy in the country. The workshop incorporated participants from a wide range of stakeholders, including representatives of smallholder farmer associations, national and international extension partners, national … Continue reading

Dairying / East Africa / Event / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Tanzania / Value Chains

Developing impact pathways for the Livestock and Fish Tanzania dairy value chain

A 2 day Tanzania dairy value chain impact pathways workshop was held on 7-8 May 2013 to communicate and validate the program’s intervention logic in the Tanzania dairy value chain, question and clarify the program’s potential to achieve impact in the Tanzania dairy value chain, and to develop an initial framework for program monitoring and … Continue reading

Asia / CGIAR / Event / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Livestock and Fish program consults Vietnam stakeholders on sites and impact pathways

In Vietnam, the ILRI-led Livestock and Fish research program focuses on smallholder pig value chains. As part of the planned activities for 2013, ILRI organized a stakeholder consultation workshop in Hanoi on 22 March 2013 (see wiki for more information). Lucy Lapar and Seth de Vlieger from ILRI’s Hanoi office wrote this report on the … Continue reading

CGIAR / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Pathways to deliver impact: Working on the Livestock and Fish program’s theory of change

Among the fundamentals of a good research program is the ability to demonstrate how the program will deliver the promise of creating positive change to the target population. Theory of Change defines the pathways through which a program will deliver these promises, highlighting the key assumptions and likely risks the program faces.  The Theory of … Continue reading