How to Evaluate Quality of Science

CGIAR research evaluations rely on both the quality of research for development (QoR4D 2020) frame of reference, and the OECD/DAC evaluation criteria (2019), ensuring global standards for development evaluation and consensus on research quality across CGIAR. Evaluation Policy [NS(I1] includes designated QoS evaluation criterion. 

- Evaluative Evidence from CGIAR Portfolio 

- 2024 Science Groups evaluations 

- 2020 Reviews of 12 CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs

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EVALUATIVE EVIDENCE

EvalSDG INSIGHT #18: EVALUATING QUALITY OF SCIENCE TOWARDS ACHIEVEMENT OF THE SDGS

The brief showcases the importance of properly evaluating the quality of scientific research in the context of sustainable development. It highlights the recommended way, the approaches, and methods to go about evaluating QoS towards achieving SDGs.

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QUALITY OF SCIENCE: EVALUATIVE EVIDENCE FROM CGIAR PORTFOLIO SUMMARY

Synthesizes evidence from CGIAR evaluations and reviews, emphasizing the QoS across various dimensions and offering recommendations. It highlights the integration of QoS criteria in evaluating CRPs, platforms, and case studies, aiming to inform decision-making for achieving impactful outcomes in sustainable development.

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WORKSHOP REPORT: EVALUATION GUIDELINES

For a better understanding of the guidelines' applicability, workshop participants (72 stakeholders) tackled three case studies including the evaluation of the CGIAR Genebank Platform (forthcoming). They effectively used the guidelines to identify the criteria, dimensions and methods of evaluation.

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TERMS OF REFERENCE: CGIAR SCIENCE GROUPS EVALUATIONS

Outlines the 2024 evaluations of CGIAR's three Science Groups by the Independent Advisory and Evaluation Services (IAES), focusing on relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of science, to provide feedback, foster institutional learning, and ensure accountability in line with CGIAR's Evaluation Framework and 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy.

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Interview to Ms Svetlana Negroustoueva

Listen to the EvalEdge Podcast episode 19 "CGIAR's IAES Guidelines on Evaluating Quality of Research for Development" to learn more. 

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EvalSDG#18 in Spanish

  • Role of science in achieving the SDGs 
  • Importance of evaluating science in the context of sustainable development
  • Approaches & Methods to go about evaluating QoS towards achieving SDGs

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