CASA Research recommendations
digest for donors
4 Impact assessment: Recommendations
Recognizing that they pay for the majority of impact assessment work, donors should:
4.1 Make access to grant capital conditional on the use of existing measurement and reporting standards, and align research design with the information needs, research budgets and absorption capacities of stakeholders.
4.2 Facilitate greater coordination in the agricultural investment sector to achieve better identification of research priorities.
4.3 Introduce the OECD-DAC Nutrition Policy Marker to support the systematic measurement of nutrition in all commercial agriculture programmes.*
4.4 Address the quality and availability of data, in particular the use of global standard measurement approaches for key metrics (such as jobs created or emissions mitigated), to enable aggregation and comparison across programmes.*
A key aspect underpinning the provision of concessional finance is the measurement of impact.
Updated June 2023
* The CAPR is specific to FCDO but these issues are applicable to many donors
Summary of recommendations for donors