Independent Evaluation of “Accelerating Better Cotton Initiative to Mainstream Sustainable Cotton Production & Uptake”

Project ID: 
2069

Sectors:

Client: 
C&A Foundation
Consultant: 
Eric Abitbol
Florence Allard-Buffoni
Featured services: 
Monitoring and Evaluation
Period: 
June, 2019 to October, 2019

The C&A Foundation commissioned an evaluation to assess the extent to which the grant-specific work of Better Cotton Initiative met its objectives, document any missed opportunities, and provide a focused set of recommendations and lessons to enhance learning and inform actions of similar projects.

Universalia delivered a utilisation-focused evaluation that maintained a learning orientation involving the participation of key stakeholders. Using OECD-DAC criteria, the evaluation assessed the relevance, effectiveness, sustainability and efficiency of the initiative. The evaluation drew upon three forms of inquiry: i) theory based, an examination of the causality that links activities and results; ii) contribution analysis, an examination of the significance of various grant supported activities; and iii) institutional and organisational analysis, an examination of the management and governance activities pertinent to the implementation of the C&AF grant.

Data collection included a document review and 41 semi-structured interviews with key informants. Deliverables included an inception report, a final evaluation report, a learning note and presentations to BCI, the Investment Committee and C&A Foundation stakeholders.

Release Date: 
June, 2019

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