The Global Project (GP) „Promotion of nutrition-sensitive potato value chains in East Africa” supports stakeholders of the potato value chains in two country packages: Kenya and Uganda, from research, agricultural advisory services, potato seed multiplication and production to processing, marketing and consumption. By promoting and bundling innovations, technologies and private sector expertise, the project aims at contributing to increased productivity, income generation, dietary diversity, and improved health status. In addition, the GP coordinates the “Global Potato Value Chain Working Group (GPVCWG)“, fostering the sharing of experiences and knowledge as well as technology transfer between seven potato producing GIZ partner countries.
ICON’s team was tasked to conduct an evaluation of the project. In a first step, an evaluative study (EVAS) was conducted to the Uganda country package, later the Kenya country package was assessed. Finally, the overall project was evaluated following the GIZ standards for central project evaluations (CPE). This included an assessment based on the six OECD/DAC evaluation criteria: Relevance, Coherence, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability. The results of this process are being used by GIZ for evidence-based decisions, promoting transparency and accountability, and fostering organisational learning within the scope of contributing to effective knowledge management.