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Evaluating Quality of Science and Research: New Evaluation Guidelines from CGIAR

Organized by | CGIAR Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service

Single Session
| Hybrid
| English
About the Event
Evaluating Quality of Science (QoS) and research is critically important for producing more targeted contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In February 2023, IAES launched the beta version of the Evaluation Guidelines on applying the CGIAR QoR4D Framework to Process and Performance Evaluations. These pioneering guidelines provide the framing, criteria, dimensions, and methods for assessing the quality of research for development in CGIAR; with a potential for adaptation by like-minded organizations conducting research for development (R4D). Through this seminar IAES would present the guidelines on CGIAR approaches and entry points to evaluate Quality of Science, for consideration by evaluation practitioners.
Tri-lingual online discussion on ‘How to evaluate science, technology and innovation in a development context?” - on EvalForward COP; see a blog by CGIAR


Svetlana Negroustoueva | Evaluation Function Lead, CGIAR
Svetlana Negroustoueva Leads Evaluation Function under CGIAR’s Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service (IAES). She is a PMP Certified professional with over 20 years of experience designing and conducting evaluations, assessments, monitoring and research activities, and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses. She has worked on M&E activities at the intersection of sustainable landscapes, energy, health, food security, gender and social inclusion, for projects across a range of funders and implementing entities.
Prior to joining CGIAR in 2020, Svetlana has served at African Development Bank, World Bank, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) in positions concerned with demand-driven and independent evaluations. She was an independent evaluator herself, for a variety of clients during consultancy assignments. Svetlana’s passion and expertise is in the domain of gender and evaluation; she is the co-chair of EvalGender+, the global partnership to promote the demand, supply and use of Equity Focused and Gender Responsive Evaluations.
Svetlana is a Russian and US national, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin in the US, and Advanced BA in Public Administration and Social Research from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia.
Stefania Sellitti | Evaluation Analyst
Stefania Sellitti is a development economist with a strong background in agriculture and rural development. She is currently working as evaluation analyst at the CGIAR Evaluation Function. She worked on several research projects with CIAT and CropTrust, focusing on the empowerment of workers in coffee estates in Latina America, on the knowledge about climate change in Nicaragua and Colombia, and the impact of CIATS's Genebank and bean collection. She previously worked as teaching assistant at the NOVA School of Business and Economics in Lisbon. She has experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment, both within CGIAR, as an intern at the DG Agri of the European Commission, and as an external consultant for private companies, such as a Plan-Eval in Brazil and COATL in Portugal.


Jill Lenne Subject-Matter Expert in Agricultural research for development
Jillian Lenné is an independent consultant in agricultural research for development with over 40 years experience in tropical agricultural research, development, management and governance, including 22 years with CGIAR institutes (CIAT, ICRISAT and IRRI) and 8 years with UK-based institutes. My experience as a consultant in project and programme review through short-term assignments spans more than 40 countries in Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with relevant experience in semi-arid and dryland cropping systems; horticultural systems especially vegetables; tropical rice systems; tropical fodder and crop/livestock systems; root and tuber crops; and tropical agro-biodiversity management. She has worked with the CGIAR ISPC on evaluating most of the CRP Proposals and with the IEA on the 2015 Evaluation of RTB and with CAS on the 2020 Evaluations of RTB and GLDC. More recently, she has been working with the Independent Advisory and Evaluation Services in using and developing the Quality of Research for Development Framework for evaluation of CGIAR Programs and Initiatives. She is also the Editor in Chief of Outlook on Agriculture.

Topics and themes

  • Evaluation Capacity Development
  • M&E Approaches and Methods
  • Innovations in M&E

When and Where?

  • June 1, 2023 Duration: 1h 00m
  • Italy
    Europe and Central Asia