Evaluators have an important role to play to strengthen community ownership in evaluation by involving indigenous communities throughout the evaluation process from the design stage onwards. Through the provision of people and community driven provision of a package of assistance, the Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resource Management (CHARM2) project financed by IFAD and implemented by the Government of Philippines was successful in linking indigenous people who live in hard to reach areas to markets.
Vibhuti Mendiratta, Senior Economist, IFAD
Randika De Mel, Manager, Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA)
Ana Erika Lareza, Board Member, APEA
Bidisha Barooah, Economist, IFAD
Orachos Napasintuwong, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Kasetsart University, Thailand