RE: A lack of learning in the monitoring and evaluation of agriculture projects | Eval Forward

[Original contribution posted in Spanish]

The process of implementing M&E schemes has been recent, perhaps in the last 6 or 7 years in a formal manner. The situation in countries that are subject to rural development and conservation projects from international donors, such as Mexico, is that the installed capacities respond to donor requirements and not to consolidated profiles. It is very interesting that in Mexico and Latin America, the development of M&E has been focused on programs in human rights, economy and education.

It seems to me that as a sector we should make more use of the tools developed by UN agencies focused on rural development (FAO, WFP, IFAD), but their mainstreaming would be even more effective if these agencies were to seek promotion with governments and promote them as a reference to be followed.