Rikolto is an international NGO with more than 40 years’ experience in partnering farmer organisations and food chain stakeholders across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rikolto runs programmes in 16 countries worldwide through seven regional offices. We’re a close-knit network of accessible and knowledgeable colleagues, willing to share experience and eager to inspire others. This network of Rikolto offices is supported by a global support team, which fulfils key advisory roles and offers shared services such as finance, monitoring & evaluation, people & organisation, communication and fundraising.
1.1 Overall evaluation framework
Rikolto wishes to evaluate its impact on three levels:
- Improved livelihoods of smallholder farmers (m/f);
- Improved business and organisational capacities of targeted farmer organisations;
- Improved institutional environment (public/private policies, regulations, etc.).
All Rikolto interventions have frameworks in which pathways of change are described along with relevant outcome indicators, which are updated on a yearly basis. These form the basis for half-yearly strategic reflections within each regional office and with partner organisations, which result in updates to the intervention strategies and target values.
Complementing these regular monitoring data and practices, Rikolto has developed a farmer survey to obtain more insight into the livelihood of farmers, such as production, commercialization and income figures, environmental sustainability practices, participation in the value chain, etc. At the level of farmer organisations, Rikolto uses SCOPEinsight assessments to measure every 18-24 months their business and organisational capacities.
The current global impact measurement framework of Rikolto covers the five-year period (2017-2021) in which most of its interventions are inscribed: