Monitoring and Evaluation: Processes and experiences

The purpose of this paper is to describe the mechanisms and processes that have been used systematically in the CGIAR for planning, monitoring and evaluation (M&E); what the SC's role has been, and what useful experiences can be drawn from the past. This paper represents the SC’s exit strategy from its role of commissioning and conducting a large part of the CGIAR’s M&E.



The fourteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 14-16 September 2016 at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, India.

The thirteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 25-27 May 2016 at CIP Headquarters, Lima, Peru.


Following SF 2016, the ISPC conducted an evaluation of the Forum to assist in planning and modeling future events more successfully. An online participant survey was carried out and citation analyses were done for the papers published in the special issues after the previous three SFs.

This ISPC commented study examines two distinct partnership domains: Multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) in Agricultural Research for Development and Global MSPs approaches. It develops a framework of Partnership and Innovation Modes to assist the CGIAR in embedding its work within the wider archi­tecture of partnership, platforms, and networks that will be required to tackle global scale challenges.