This is an evaluation of the first phase of SIAC: a major project on ‘Strengthening Impact Assessment in the CGIAR’, managed by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of ISPC.

The evaluation was commissioned and financed by SPIA, and the Independent Evaluation Arrangement of the CGIAR (IEA) was requested to manage it in order to ensure evaluation independence.

This evaluation has two main objectives:

  • for SPIA to demonstrate accountability to SIAC donors
  • to contribute to a better understanding of SPIA’s contribution to the CGIAR