Jamila is currently working at the Presbyterian Church (USA), Office of Public Witness. They are helping build leadership capacity amongst grassroots leaders in congregations across seven states to strengthen the movement infrastructures in their respective and local communities. In addition, … Read more
Challenges of M&E for Capacity Building Projects
8th class Leland Fellow, Michelle DeFreese wrote this blog post profile of Dr. Flavianus Magayane’s role in evaluating iAGRI’s impact on its student participants and his thoughts on the challenges of capturing the impact of investments in human capacity. iAGRI … Read more
Blog: Linking food security research to policymaking
Research is leading the effort toward more successful agriculture development through project evaluation and cross-country comparisons aimed at showing policymakers the effectiveness of certain interventions… However, research can only do so much, and political will is “an essential ingredient for elevating food and nutrition security into policy agendas.”…Moving forward, we hope researchers will continue to engage and communicate with policymakers during the design and implementation of policies and programs, focusing on those interventions that offer the greatest potential for improving food security for the world’s poor.
The Family Garden Demonstration Project Evaluation
The Family Garden Demonstration Project Evaluation is an assessment of the fall demonstration garden project which highlights the strengths, challenges, best practices and potential future directions of the project.
Hungry for Change: Holding USDA McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program Accountable for Commitments to Monitoring and Evaluation
This paper analyzes the efforts the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Assistance Division has made to institutionalize rigorous monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program and Food for Progress programs. It identifies several … Read more