In 2020, IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation undertook a project evaluation of the National Programme Community Empowerment in Indonesia. This was a Community Driven Development project in Papua and West Papua provinces in the eastern-most part of Indonesia. These provinces are characterized by geographic remoteness, lack of infrastructure, scant presence of government structures, civil unrest in some parts and large indigenous populations.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, which took place at the start of the evaluation process, international travel was not possible. The mobility of local consultants was also severely restricted, due to the risk of spreading the virus among