Learning from AgResults

AgResults learning takes two forms:

  1. Learning generated from the experience of AgResults in designing and implementing projects;
  2. Learning generated from the External Evaluator in its independent ongoing review of AgResults projects.

AgResults has generated a wealth of learning, results of which can be found in the Learning Library below. The library is searchable by keyword and by a specific AgResults project, using the "All Tags" drop-down box.

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pdf Uganda Evaluation Design Report

In Learning Library Tagged in Evaluator, Uganda Legumes 48 downloads

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AgResults_Uganda_Evaluation_Design_Report.pdf

Uganda Evaluation Design Report

This report presents Abt’s evaluation design for the Uganda pilot. Abt’s team for the AgResults Uganda evaluation is headed by Betsy Ness-Edelstein, who has worked closely with Dr Tulika Narayan on overall research direction and adherence to the theoretical framework for the evaluation. Dr Denise Mainville is the qualitative lead. Miriam Kotalimye serves as our Uganda-based agricultural economist. Dr Abigail Conrad provided inputs for the evaluation approach. Dr Judy Geyer is the quantitative lead. Dr Stephen Bell provides quality assurance on quantitative aspects of the evaluation.

pdf USAID BFS Evaluating Pull Mechanisms, Initial Lessons

In Learning Library Tagged in Evaluator 46 downloads

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USAID_BFS_Evaluating_Pull_Mechanisms_Initial_Lessons.pdf

USAID BFS Evaluating Pull Mechanisms, Initial Lessons

This presentation includes an overview of AgResults pull mechanisms, the evaluation framework for the external evaluation and initial lessons learned. The authors are Tulika Narayan and Denise Mainville of Abt Associates and Denise Mainville Consulting.

pdf A Framework for Evaluating Innovation Challenges

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A Framework for Evaluating Innovation Challenges.pdf

A Framework for Evaluating Innovation Challenges

Governments and philanthropists are increasingly considering prize contests to spark creative solutions to thorny social problems. But only a few contests have been systematically evaluated. This March 2017 evaluation framework — based on AgResults’ work to evaluate Brucellosis vaccine development — can be applied to any innovation challenge.

pdf Evaluator Lessons Learned #2: Pull Mechanisms for Overcoming Market Failures in the Agriculture Sector

In Learning Library Tagged in Evaluator, Kenya Storage 31 downloads

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Evaluator Lessons Learned 2_Pull Mechanisms for Overcoming Market Failures in the Agriculture Sector.pdf

Evaluator Lessons Learned #2: Pull Mechanisms for Overcoming Market Failures in the Agriculture Sector

Pull mechanisms require a solid understanding of the market and the motivations of the private sector. This November 2017 brief, with examples from AgResults’ work in Kenya, provides guidance for development practitioners interested in incorporating pull mechanisms in their own work.

pdf Evaluator Lessons Learned #3: Nigeria Aflasafe Project Evaluation Findings

In Learning Library Tagged in Evaluator, Nigeria Aflasafe 32 downloads

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Evaluator Lessons Learned 3_Nigeria Aflasafe Project Evaluation Findings.pdf

Evaluator Lessons Learned #3: Nigeria Aflasafe Project Evaluation Findings

This October 2018 brief summarizes evaluation findings of the AgResults Nigeria Aflasafe Challenge Project. AgResults’ external evaluators found that the competition led to the creation of a niche market for Aflasafe-treated maize and an increase in net income from maize among the smallholder farmers reached by the project.