All NAMA Support Projects (NSPs) with an overall duration of more than three years are subject to a mid-term and to a final evaluation and learning exercise (ELE). These ELEs are part of the NAMA Facility’s working approach to catalyse transformational change through incremental monitoring processes that allow fearless learning.
The Technical Support Unit (TSU) has commissioned AMBERO and Oxford Policy Management to conduct the ELEs. The exercise is based on a theoretical framework which involves a document review, participatory workshops and stakeholder interviews to collect evidence about NSPs’ results and lessons. These elements are then analysed using a theory-based approach centered on the use of contribution analysis and reinforced by elements of process tracing. The ELEs seek to address the following questions:
This document presents the findings of the mid-term Evaluation and Learning Exercise (ELE) of the Thai Rice NSP, which was undertaken during the period June – September 2021. More information about the focus of this ELE and on the methodology followed can be found in Section 1.2 and Section 2, respectively.
The TSU and NSP have published a management response to the recommendations made by the evaluation team in this ELE report.