Measuring Resilience: HARITA/R4 Case Study

This study presents lessons from the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation methodologies of HARITA/R4 Rural Resilience Initiative.

This case study was commissioned by Oxfam America with financial support from The Rockefeller Foundation’s Evaluation Office to learn more about the findings and lessons from the evaluation of the Horn of Africa Risk Transfer for Adaptation (HARITA)/R4 initiative designed to promote resilient livelihoods for smallholder farmers in a changing climate. The case study had two main objectives. First to draw lessons from the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) processes of HARITA/ R4 Rural Resilience Initiative and the second objective is to work with an evaluation training organization to develop a teaching case to help students understand real-world options for evaluating the impacts of rural resilience and other kinds of poverty alleviation programs.

Oxfam America and The Rockefeller Foundation are pleased to share this case study of the evaluation of the HARITA/R4 project, and to contribute to broader learning within our own organizations as well as the fields of agriculture, climate change resilience, innovative development finance and evaluation.  



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