Outcome Harvesting workshop for FAO and IFAD evaluators - IOE
During 10 and 11 November 2014, Outcome Harvesting workshop took place facilitated by Ricardo Wilson-Grau, evaluator, organizational development consultant and president of Ricardo Wilson-Grau Consultoria em Gestão Empresarial Ltda. During the workshop participants trained in using the Outcome Harvesting approach, a utilization-focused evaluation tool used to evaluate interventions for the purposes of both accountability and improving performance and identify, formulate, verify, and make sense of outcomes they have influenced.
A case study using FAO and IFAD experiences in influencing change in other social actors was done and working backwards to determine whether and how the project or intervention contributed to the change. During group discussions, individual reflections and small group practical exercises, special attention was given to dealing with the uncertainty about the causal relationships linking inputs, activities and outputs with the outcomes of development interventions.