- Important to keep the big picture in mind. This pandemic, at the face of it, is a health crisis with very severe social and economic impacts but fundamentally it is an environment crisis.
- Juha Uitto, GEF: As evaluators, we cannot focus only on the short term but we have to think of the longer term ways in how the human and natural systems interact and interplay with each other.
- Fabrizio Felloni, IFAD: Data collection using remote sensing such as satellite data images can help us compare the results with or without and before and after the project intervention.
“This pandemic at the face of it is a health crisis but fundamentally it is an environment crisis”, says Juha Uitto, Director, Independent Evaluation Office at Global Environment Facility (GEF). Listen to him and Fabrizio Felloni, Deputy Director, Independent Office of Evaluation, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) discuss how their organizations are rethinking how to go about their evaluative work to address challenges that have affected their capacity to conduct evaluations. This discussion focuses on the challenges emanating from the current travel restrictions and subsequently the inability to collect empirical data. Interview hosted by IED's Saleha Waseem.