In 2021, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) completed a set of studies, under the guidance and oversight of its Independent Steering Committee (ISC), to document its progress in addressing five key global challenges. These studies had the following purposes: (i) to design a workable approach and operational method to assess impacts at scale at the level of the FTA program, since 2011; (ii) to deploy the method effectively on a set of five identified development challenges addressed by FTA; (iii) to learn lessons from the exercise for FTA post 2021. This document provides a synthesis of the five studies and draws lessons and recommendations for research for development programs.
Authors: Coccia, F.; Rouge, J-C.; Claus, R.; Davel, R.; Hughes, K.; Pinto, D.; Gotor, E.; Jones, S.; Thuerer, T.; Rachman, R.; Wakesho, G.; Nijbroek, R.; Saigenji, Y.; Mausch, K.; Woldeyohanes, T.; Kimaiyo, J.; Kozicka, M.; Wiederkehr Guerra, G.; Belcher, B.; Meybeck, A.; Gitz, V.
Subjects: development policy, interdisciplinary research, impact assessment, evaluation, monitoring
Publication type: Evaluation report, FTA Working Paper, Publication