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dc.contributor.authorAnandajayasekeram, P.
dc.contributor.authorBabu, S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-31T06:08:37Z
dc.date.available2014-10-31T06:08:37Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.isbnISBN13: 9781845932671
dc.identifier.isbnISBN10: 1845932676
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/49973
dc.description.abstractThe ultimate interest of investors in agricultural research and Development (R&D) is the extent to which their investment eventually bears a positive outcome on the lives of the poor and hungry people of developing nations without seriously harming the natural resource base. Consequently, most donors, governments and financiers of agricultural and natural resource research focus on outcome and impact assessment as a major step in their strategy. In impact assessment of R&D investments, one needs to differentiate between the research results and the contribution of research to Development (i.e. the people-level impact). Moreover, both of these aspects should be addressed simultaneously. This chapter summarizes the various methods and techniques used in R&D using a comprehensive framework that addresses intermediate product, direct product and people-level impact simultaneously. Owing to the wide-ranging implications of agricultural research results to society, no single technique or method is sufficient to adequately address the impact. However, there is consensus that the most appropriate approaches to impact assessment should involve a mixture of both qualitative and quantitative methods and active participation of the beneficiaries. Case studies are also essential for further refining the approaches and lessons learned. The chapter concludes by outlining suggested best practices in understanding impact assessment of agricultural R&D investments.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCAB International
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
dc.subjectECONOMIC INDICATORS
dc.subjectRESEARCH
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectTECHNOLOGY
dc.subjectMETHODS
dc.subjectSOCIOCULTURAL ENVIRONMENT
dc.subjectECONOMIC ANALYSIS
dc.subjectMARKET RESEARCH
dc.subjectPOLICIES
dc.subjectTRAINING
dc.subjectSOCIAL INDICATORS
dc.subjectSOCIAL SECURITY
dc.subjectSOCIOECONOMIC ORGANIZATION
dc.titleOverview of impact assessment methodologies
dc.typeBook Chapter
cg.subject.ilriENVIRONMENT
cg.subject.ilriRESEARCH
cg.subject.ilriMARKETS
cg.subject.ilriPOLICY
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.identifier.googleurlhttps://books.google.com/books?id=YYysxE_aTfoC


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