Effective capacity development monitoring and evaluation (M&E) depends first upon targeted capacity development programs, with well-defined and attainable objectives that can be evaluated after completion of the program. This paper focuses on capacity development related to technical issues of irrigation modernization.

ITRC performs diagnostic research on irrigation projects and field irrigation systems in advance of developing targeted capacity development programs. If the capacity development is appropriate, and if it is targeted in both content and to specific audiences, one can expect an eventual improvement in post-capacity-building performance. ITRC has found that the improvements are incremental, and often require substantial changes in internal indicators (such as reliability, improvement of structures, etc.) before external indicators such as irrigation project efficiency can be noticed. Therefore, evaluation (before and after) requires acknowledgement of process indicators as well as external indicators.


Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering

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