Agricultural development is a critical step to improving the lives of the world’s rural communities. The investment of resources into agriculture and rural development must therefore have the greatest possible impact.
At Blue North, we understand that driving agricultural development can be complex with many factors at play – a project, and its planned intervention, needs to be carefully dissected to critically assess its impact.
Blue North has the expertise to understand and document the changes and impacts associated with a project or programme, to provide feedback on project success and sustainability, and to ensure that evidence-based decisions drive the design of future projects.
Data driven evaluations and impact assessments can also provide a resounding and compelling presentation of evidence of project impacts to donors and investors.
At Blue North, we make use of a conceptual framework to facilitate this understanding and inform data requirements. This is used to develop a range of quantitative metrics, as well as to develop a qualitative impact storyline.
The Blue North evaluation and research team, led by Dr Myles Oelofse, offers research, project evaluation, and review services in the fields of agriculture, environment and rural development.