Governance in West Africa: Evaluation of the GROW Campaign

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This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2015/16, randomly selected for review under the good governance thematic area. This report documents the findings of a qualitative impact evaluation, carried out in March 2016. The evaluation used process tracing to assess the effectiveness of the regional GROW campaign in West Africa, exploring the effectiveness of the work done by the Campaign and partners to influence the ECOWAP 10 revision process. The GROW West African Campaign was launched in 2011 working to influence regional level policy processes and practices so that: a) agricultural policies are gender responsive
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  EFFECTIVENESS REVIEW SERIES ‘enhancing effectiveness through evidence-based learning’  Small scale farmers’ access to food and sustainable livelihood securedIncrease regional political willSmall scale famers at the heart of gender-sensitive regional agricultural policiesSocial protection and crisis prevention mechanisms strengthened Campaign Strategies Increase advocacy and lobbying capabilities of coalition members Access of small scale farmers to land and productive resources improvedIncrease public awarenessIncrease media impactResearchMedia Alliances / Coalitions Popular mobilisationLobbying / AdvocacyMore controlLess controlGoalImpact (Contribution to policy change)Outcomes (Interim impacts) Activities and outputs (What was done) The GROW West African Campaign was launched in 2011 and has been working to inuence regional level policy processes and practices so that regional agricultural policies are gender responsive and recognise the role and importance of small-scale farmers and respond to their needs and concerns. Ten years after the West Africa regional agricultural policy (ECOWAP) was ofcially adopted in 2005, the ECOWAS Commission decided to open a participatory policy dialogue process aiming to take stock of progress and to provide future guidance on the implementation of the regional policy. The ECOWAP+10 process ran for six months and ended in an international conference held in Dakar in November 2015. This report explores the work done by the regional GROW Campaign and members during the ECOWAP+10 revision process and analyses the effectiveness of that work in relation to key policy outcomes.Project date: 2011 - ongoingEvaluation: March 2016Publication: February 2017 This diagram simplies the operational model of the Campaign and attempts to illustrate the main assumptions underpinning GROW’s work and the intermediate outcomes expected GROW Campaign Governance West Africa 2015/16 EFFECTIVENESS REVIEW SERIES 2015/16: ARMENIA BOLIVIA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO ETHIOPIA INDONESIA KENYA LIBERIA MALI MYANMMAR NEPAL NEPAL (humanitarian) OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES and ISRAEL SIERRA LEONE SOUTH AFRICA   TAJIKISTAN TANZANIA VIETNAM WEST AFRICA  Full version of this report and more information can be found at Oxfam’s Policy and Practice website: www.oxfam.org.uk/effectiveness For more information, contact Oxfam’s Programme Quality Team - opalenquiries@oxfam.org.uk Going forward This report explores the work done by the regional GROW Campaign and members during the ECOWAP+10 revision process and analyses the effectiveness of that work in relation to three key policy outcomes. The evaluation drew on Oxfam’s predened Process Tracing research protocol to evidence the extent to which the project’s key targeted outcomes have materialised and what other alternative or competing factors may have also contributed to those outcomes. For details on evaluation design, see the ‘How are effectiveness reviews carried out?’ document, and the full report for how these designs were tailored by individual reviews. Evaluation Design Rating key : - Outcome realised in full; evidence that intervention made a crucial contribution; - Outcome realised in part & evidence that intervention made a crucial contribution; Outcome realised in full & evidence that intervention made an important contribution;  - Outcome realised in part & evidence that intervention made an important contribution;   -   Outcome realised in part & evidence that intervention made some contribution; Outcome realised to a small degree & evidence that intervention made an important contribution; - Outcome realised, to any degree, but no evidence that the intervention made any contribution The Grow campaign will continue to work to facilitate and strengthen ownership amongst coalition partners, to work collectively on a shared strategy under GROW brand, and to explore new ways of working. In order to facilitate this, efforts will be made to reinforce the institutional capacities of GROW members and improve existing consultation frameworks.In particular, members will be supported to work together to review and adapt the Theory of Change of the Campaign and elaborate a new comprehensive 2 year MOU with all members, and structure ongoing collective planning/evaluating process on a 6 month basis with all regional members/allies. Photo: Oxfam Results   Rating Commentary Increased political will towards the need to harmonise regional agricultural policies and initiatives Project outcome The evaluator could not nd enough evidence to afrm that the outcome has been fully achieved. Although the recognition of the need to work for a single common agricultural policy was formally reected in the nal document of orientations and adjustments for ECOWAP for 2025, no other indicators of a stronger political will could be veried. However, in a particularly complex political con-text, the fact that the issue has been kept on the agenda is not to be underestimated and can be considered as a positive outcome. There is sufcient evidence to conclude that GROW also made an important contribution to this result. The reform of agricultural development policies and programmes integrates gender at all levels to massively strengthen the economic role of women in the sector  The evaluation was able to nd evidence of increased formal political will and incipient signs of a more substantive will to advance the gender cause in regional agriculture policies. An important contribution by GROW to the former could be found and a clear inuence of the GROW Campaign in the nal wording and framing of the gender issue in the ECOWAP+10 document of orientations and adjustments was veried as an indicator of stronger formal political commitment. Recently launched initiatives by FAO/ECOWAS also reect stronger substantive political will and a more decisive intention from regional institutions to make progress in this eld. Increased investment and recognition of the livestock sector as a key economic sector in the region The evaluation found strong evidence of a stronger political commitment towards the need to increase investment and recognition of the livestock sector as a key economic sector in the region. The GROW Campaign’s contribution to enhancing the communication, visibility and advocacy capacities of RBM and  APESS, and to a much lesser extent ROPPA, was clearly acknowledged as a major contributing factor, not only by Campaign members, but also by high-level decision-makers at ECOWAS. Two similar contributing factors were also identied, and the data available suggests that the three initiatives provided complementary support to producer organisations, and together made the achievement of this outcome possible.
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