IFAD Information and Communication Technologies for Evaluation (ICT4Eval) International Conference: Using Innovative Approaches to Development Evaluation
IFAD headquarters, Rome, Italy
June 6, 2017, 11:00-12:00, Italian Room
- Juha Ilari Uitto, Director, Independent Evaluation Office, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
- Malte Lech, Evaluator, German Institute for Development Evaluation
- Sven Harten, Head of Competence Centre for Evaluation Methodology/Deputy Director, German Institute for Development Evaluation
The IEO participated in a panel session on how ICTs are applied to data collection and whether they are increasing effectiveness and efficiency of evaluations. Furthermore, the IEO’s breakout session focused on using geospatial analysis for impact evaluation. The IEO drew from evaluations focused on impact and value-for-money in Biodiversity, Land Degradation, and International Waters focal areas. The presentation focuses on data and methods for counterfactual selection, assessment of factors influencing environmental outcomes, identifying drivers of environmental degradation, and estimating co-benefits generated from these projects. The IEO’s work demonstrates the utility of satellite-derived indicators and geospatial methods for impact assessment and valuation of various ecosystem services.