The sorry state of M&E in agriculture: can people-centred approaches help?
Haddad, Lawrence, Lindstrom, Johanna and Pinto, Yvonne. (2010) The sorry state of M&E in agriculture: can people-centred approaches help? IDS Bulletin, Vol.41 (No.6). pp. 6-25. ISSN 0265-5012Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-5436.2010.00177.x
This article argues that if the multiple purposes of M&E were recognised and pursued it would help align the incentives of funders, implementers, M&E service providers, and intended beneficiaries to increase the impacts of agriculture on poverty. In reality, these multiple purposes are rarely pursued, leading to the weak provision of meaningful M&E. We make the case that M&E in agriculture is not immune to this, and it may even be more susceptible due to agriculture’s unique properties. We argue that one possible way forward is people-centred M&E, which looks for ways to balance multiple accountabilities. People-centred M&E embraces farmer feedback, focuses on incentivising learning within organisations and finds ways to share M&E information more openly.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||IDS Bulletin|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 6-25|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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