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					     Viet Nam
Country Programme
    Evaluation

 Inception Workshop
 Hanoi, 15 December 2010
    Objectives of the Workshop
 Clarify the Viet Nam Country Programme
  Evaluation (CPE) methodologies and
  processes
 Receive comments from partners in the
  country on the Approach Paper
 Discuss specific issues particularly
  relevant to the CPE

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    About the Viet Nam CPE

 Assess the performance and impact of
  IFAD-funded operations
 Generate a series of findings and
  recommendations
 Use the evaluation findings in the
  preparation of the new Country Strategy
  and Opportunities Programme (COSOP)

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                         Methodology
   IFAD Evaluation Manual, available at:
    http://www.ifad.org/evaluation/process_methodology/doc/manual.pdf

   Use of internationally recognised evaluation
    criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency,
    impact and sustainability
   In addition, assess promoting of innovation,
    gender development and performance of
    partners, e.g. Government of Viet Nam, IFAD
    and others
   The CPE establishes ratings (1-6 scale) across
    all evaluation criteria, including the performance
    of IFAD and GOV

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         Methodology (cont.)
   The CPE will be based on three pillars.
    This includes assessing the:

     COSOP    performance in terms of relevance
      and effectiveness
     Loans/project portfolio
     Non-lending activities (KM, policy, dialogue
      and partnership building)

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Methodology (cont.)
   The portfolio assessment will cover all of
    the 10 projects funded by IFAD in Viet
    Nam since 1993

   The Evaluation Framework specifies key
    CPE questions (see appendix 2 of the
    approach paper)

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              CPE Process
   The evaluation process is organised in
    four main phases:

     Desk work
     Country work
     Report writing
     Communication


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         CPE Process (cont.)
   Desk work includes:

     Preparation of Evaluation Approach Paper
     Preparation of desk review notes on all
      projects, including a consolidated CPE desk
      review report
     A self assessment by the Government of
      Viet Nam and IFAD


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         CPE Process (cont.)
   Country work includes:

     Preparatory mission in December 2010
     Main CPE mission in March 2011
     A specific performance and impact
      assessment (Rural Income Diversification
      Project, Tuyen Quang Province)
     Wrap-up meeting with presentation of CPE
      Aide-Mémoire
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          CPE Process (cont)
   The CPE report writing includes:

     Preparation of the independent evaluation
      report by IFAD’s Office of Evaluation (IOE)
     Internal peer review within IOE
     Comments by IFAD’s management and the
      Government of Viet Nam, and production of
      audit trail(s)


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           CPE Process (cont)
   Communication includes:

     Various activities to ensure outreach of the findings
     and lessons learned
     National Roundtable Workshop (NRTW)
     Main evaluation report
     Profile and Insight
     Dissemination through website
     Presentation to the Evaluation Committee of IFAD
     and the Executive Board of IFAD

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    The Core Learning Partnership
   Consists of the main stakeholders of the
    evaluation
   Includes representatives of the Government
    of Viet Nam (central & provincial level),
    IFAD, donors, mass organisations, NGOs,
    academia & private sector
   Their role is to review key CPE
    deliverables, such as approach paper, aide-
    mémoire, draft evaluation report; participate
    in the NRTW
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    The Agreement at Completion
            Point (ACP)
   The ACP is a short document that captures the
    main findings and recommendations of the CPE
   It illustrates the Government’s and IFAD’s
    commitment to adopt the recommendations and
    implement them within specific timeframes
   To be signed by the Government of Viet Nam
    and IFAD Management at the end of the
    evaluation

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         The Evaluation Team
   Overall responsibility – Mr. Luciano Lavizzari,
    Director IOE
   Evaluation Manager – Ms. Anne-Marie Lambert,
    Senior Evaluation Officer IOE
   A multidisciplinary team of experts (international
    and local) led by Mr. Basil Kavalsky, Economist
    and Consultants’ Team Leader


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         The Team’s Expertise
   Agriculture, forestry, fishery
   Rural development
   Decentralisation, local development &
    institutions in relation to rural development
   Market, value chain, private sector development
   Social development, women, ethnic minorities,
    community development


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                        Milestones
   Main Mission
     3-19 March 2011
      Consultation in Hanoi with major stakeholders, Data
      collection; and consultation in the field with key partners
      and beneficiaries
     22-23 March 2011
      Wrap-up meeting with Aide Mémoire and presentation to
      the Government, other key partners in Hanoi and IFAD
      Country Programme Manager and Country Presence
      Office
   National Roundtable Workshop
       10-15 October 2011
   Presentation to the Evaluation Committee and the
    Executive Board of IFAD
       December 2011

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