External Evaluator Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned
External Evaluator Lessons Learned

The external evaluator is generating lessons learned based on their rigorous evaluations of the pull mechanism. This lessons learned series will have a broader perspective on focus on the overarching questions around the efficacy of pull mechanism as a development tool, whether they achieve their objectives and the conditions under which they are effective. The evaluators will generate lessons learned briefs around the following topics:

  • Suitability of a pull mechanism approach, focusing on the key conditions under which pull mechanisms can be an effective development tool.
  • Pull mechanism design and the primary elements to consider, such as the type of prize, choice of targeted solvers, and verification protocols.
  • Market impact and how to maximize it for pilots that aim to create a market for agricultural technologies.
  • Development impact, and how to maximize the expected impact on smallholder outcomes, and the interactions with market impact, including potential trade-offs.
  • Cost-effectiveness of pull mechanism design in achieving development or market impact.
  • Sustainability, focusing on the private sector’s engagement in technology provision beyond the pilot.
  • Evaluating pull mechanisms, focusing on methodological challenges and recommended approaches in conducting impact evaluations of pull mechanism pilots

AgResults External Evaluator Articles

External Evaluator Lessons Learned Article 1

External Evaluator Lessons Learned Article 2

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