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ASARECA Logical Framework MATRIX (2009 – 2013) Five-Year Operational Plan (2009-2013

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Objective statement Super Goal Increased economic growth and improved livelihoods in the Eastern and Central Africa while enhancing the quality of the environment Verifiable Indicators
A. B. C.

Sources of Verification Government statistics FAO statistics World Bank and ADB reports Economic Commission for Africa statistics and reports COMESA and other regional organization reports UN COM-TRADE statistics and reports UNEP statistics and reports IFPRI reports and publications: External evaluation and impact assessment

Assumptions

Percent annual change in GDP from agricultural sector Percent change in people living on more than 1$ per day Percent change in biodiversity and forest cover

These indicators will be tracked by AU-NEPAD

Goal Enhanced competitiveness of the subregional Agricultural System

A. B. C.

- Government statistics - Economic Commission for Africa statistics and reports - FAO statistics ASARECA will not track this set of indicators: Instead we shall rely on - COMESA and other regional organization activities of partner organizations such as COMESA and AU-NEPAD reports - World Bank and ADB reports - IFPRI reports and publications: - External evaluation and impact assessment

Rate of change in total factor productivity Percent change in the value of agricultural output Percent change in yield of selected crops and livestock

- Relevant regional and national policies are implemented - Governments continue to support agriculture and poverty reduction as priorities - Equitable distribution of benefits occurs - Agricultural transformation occurs in the ECA region occasioned by technical change

Purpose Enhanced Utilization of Agricultural Research and Development Innovations in Eastern and Central Africa {Increased access to agricultural technologies and innovations} Outputs

A. B. C. D.

Number of stakeholders accessing new technologies and innovations Number of stakeholders adopting new technologies and management practices in selected development domains Level of stakeholder satisfaction with access to technologies and innovations Number of direct beneficiaries reached through ASARECA support (disaggregated by gender)

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ASARECA impact evaluation reports COMESA reports East African Community ILRI SAKSS FARA

- Presence of effective innovation platforms in the ECA region - Availability of inputs and targeted financial services for agriculture exists - Appropriate knowledge and technology delivery mechanisms operational - Functional advisory systems in place - Efficient marketing systems in place

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g.Partnerships with adequate capacity for generation and uptake of technologies and innovations exist.1.Government. 4.Enabling policy environment for agricultural transformation exists .Adequate human.Adequate stewardship and oversight provided by the governance body .Government.Adequate human.3.2.3. . financial and physical resources are maintained within the NARS and other partner organizations . Number of demand driven technologies and innovations generated Number of demand driven technologies available to uptake pathway Number of Policy options presented for legislation or decree Number of policy options passed/approved a) Number of policies. .Partnerships with adequate capacity for generation and uptake of technologies and innovations exist.Agricultural innovations paradigm is adopted by ASARECA member countries . 2|P a g e .ASARECA information and communication priority setting document 3. 1. . 1.1. refereed publications. regulations and procedures analyzed Number of stakeholders whose capacity building needs have been addressed Number of partner institutions with infrastructure capacity strengthened a) Number of partnerships formed {at Program level} Number of information packages produced Number of appropriate information delivery pathways used Number of people reached with information packages through different pathways a) Level of satisfaction of stakeholders accessing disseminated information Sources of Verification . non-government. Verifiable Indicators Development and adoption of new ASARECA Constitution Percent growth in research funding Percent change in level of compliance with gender policy and principles Level of satisfaction by stakeholders in governance and management of the Institution Output 2: Enhanced Generation of Demand Driven Agricultural Technologies and Innovations Output 3: Enhanced Adoption of Policy Options by decision-makers to improve performance of the Agricultural Sector in ECA Output 4: Strengthened Capacity for Implementing Agricultural Research and Extension for Development in ECA sub-region Output 5: Enhanced Availability of information on agricultural technologies and innovations in ECA sub-region 2.2.ASARECA: Annual and/or Evaluation Reports Constitution and Governance Manual Operational Manual Priority Setting Documents Special Studies Reports Information and Communication strategy . 3.Programme annual reports . 2. . physical and financial resources are maintained within NARS and other partners. regional and national organizations operate effectively at appropriate levels.Adequate human. ASARECA Evaluation Reports Program annual reports NARS annual reports ASARECA information and communication priority setting document .ASARECA Evaluation Reports . regional and national organizations operate effectively at appropriate levels. .1. physical and financial resources are maintained within NARS and other partners. non-government.2.NARS Annual Reports .4.Client Satisfaction Survey Reports .2. 5. etc) - Assumptions .2. 1.and partner-related documents (e. laws.NARS annual reports . 4.1.1. 5. 5.Objective statement Output 1: Gender-Responsive Governance and Management Strengthened 1.ASARECA.Regional and national mechanisms for approval of technologies/innovations/policies exist. .