The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) is a sub-group of the ISPC. SPIA’s mandate is to:
- provide the CGIAR with timely, objective, and credible information on the impacts at the system level of past CGIAR investments and outputs in terms of the CGIAR SLOs,
- provide support to and complement the CGIAR centers in their ex post impact assessment activities, and
- provide feedback to CGIAR priority setting and create synergies by developing links to ex ante assessment and overall planning, monitoring and evaluation functions in the CGIAR.
SPIA currently manages a large program called Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR (SIAC) that supports methods development, impact assessments and other studies, capacity strengthening, and a community of practice of impact assessment specialists in the CGIAR.