Niger Compact Monitoring & Evaluation

Projected process and output results include:

  • Creating temporary employment in the irrigation infrastructure sites. As of last December, 1,163 temporary employments have been created (of which 779 are for youths ages 15 – 35)
  • Incorporating more parcels into the land system. As of last December, 4,925 parcels have been incorporated into the system
  • Training local stakeholders; and so far, 263 (including 72 women) have benefited from those capacity strengthening opportunities
  • Creating irrigation water user associations (iWUA); and so far one iWUA has been established for the Konni Perimeter
  • Training farmers in improved production techniques and technologies, and ensuring that such learning is applied in their production parcels. As of last December, 2,662 farmers have received such trainings, including 344 female farmers, and 245 of the trainees have applied improved practices as a result of taking part of those trainings
  • Training women in village savings and loan (VSL) programs. As of last December, 1,981 women have benefited from those trainings
  • Depositing funds into the GENiS Road Maintenance contract account. So far over 3 billion CFA has been deposited in the GENiS account

The two sub-activities of the Irrigation Perimeter Development Activity are being evaluated differently. The Sia Perimeters Sub-Activity implementing small scale irrigation (SSI) is being evaluated using a combination of mixed-methods performance evaluation along with a quasi-experimental impact evaluation that will help measure the outcomes of small-scale irrigation investments and complementary project activities, such as farmer trainings and land tenure strengthening. Through the quantitative impact evaluation, the team will compare agricultural and land tenure-related outcomes of treatment plots, and income and food security outcomes of treatment households, to their comparison group counterparts. The mixed-methods performance evaluation will then investigate the impact of IMAP activities on households in the Sia Lower Terrace zone by 1) comparing survey findings from SSI beneficiaries with other households, 2) analyzing satellite imagery data, and 3) conducting in-depth interviews with key informant. the evaluator of the Konni Perimeter Sub-Activity implementing large scale irrigation intends to use a mixed methods implementation and outcomes analysis to evaluate the implementation, results, and sustainability of the rehabilitation of the irrigation perimeter and the complementary Management Services and Market Facilitation Activity and Policy Reform Activity. To that end, on the one hand, a qualitative analysis, through document reviews and key informant interviews, will help address questions on implementation and sustainability of these activities; and on the other hand, a quantitative pre-post performance evaluation will help estimate changes in outcomes spanning the intervention’s duration. In addition, the evaluator is collaborating with RTI International and NASA on using analyses of drone and satellite images to complement household survey data collection. (

The evaluators of the Roads for Market Access (RMA) Activity will conduct baseline and endline data collection along with activity monitoring to inform five research areas including: (i) the implementation of the RMA Activity, (ii) the economic rate of return of the three MCC-funded roads through a cost-benefit analysis using HDM-4 software, (iii) the road maintenance regime within Niger to test the sustainability of improvement in road infrastructure, (iv) a study of road usage patterns to understand the types of beneficiaries from the RMA Activity, and (v) an analysis of the transport market structure to understand how cost savings from road improvements have passed on to transport customers. (

The Climate-Resilient Agriculture (CRA) Activity performance evaluation will use quantitative and qualitative data to answer overarching questions such as how and to what extent households and organizational incomes have changed, by analyzing changes in outcomes for the beneficiaries of the grant facility and Integrated Climate Resilient Investments Plans (ICRIPS). They will also assess the economic viability of the investment through a cost-benefit analysis.

The performance evaluation of the Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support (PRAPS) Activity aims to use qualitative and quantitative data to assess the implementation of the activity and its various sub-activities, as well as the short, medium and long-term effects on the pastoral communities in the selected areas of intervention. Cross-cutting issues such as gender will be assessed to inform key lessons to be learned from the PRAPS Activity’s implementation in Niger. (

Projected Long Term Results by Project

Projected Long Term Results by Project
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