In collaboration with its partner Itad, Helvetas facilitates a self-assessment exercise of ministries in up to 20 countries to improve their monitoring and evaluation systems on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Knowledge products and learning from such in-country experiences will be shared globally and shall support the growth of knowledge around impact in rural development. This initiative funded by IFAD contributes to foster national monitoring and evaluation systems and thus strengthen evidence-based decision-making for strategies, policies and programs of the sector.
AVANTI – Advancing Knowledge for Agricultural Impact is an initiative that aims at strengthening participants’ ability to report against the SDGs through monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning; adopting a Management for Development Results (MfDR) approach. AVANTI‘s objective is to facilitate better government decision making for rural policies and strategies by improving M&E systems’ ability to capture SDG progress through improvements in areas like leadership, planning, statistics and sharing of good practices.
AVANTI adapts a tried and tested self-assessment methodology of governments’ capacities in managing for development results (CAP-Scan) to the Agriculture sector: resulting in its new product AG-Scan. The methodology is customized to each individual country context before adoption. Through this initiative, government ministries working in rural development collaborate in assessing their own capacities and coming up with joint locally-driven solutions. This participatory process enhances buy-in and ownership by country players
Country Ownership: Each participating ministry and institution owns the process. The AVANTI country team supports them in assessing their M&E systems and capacities, and facilitates the adoption of locally-owned action plans.
Knowledge: AVANTI enables its participants to learn and create knowledge products, connect with each other and share their work with a global audience, contributing to wider understanding of sustainable agricultural development.
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