- The *ICLARM Quarterly
22, No. 2 (April - June 1999)
of the Impact of Aquatic Resources Research by
*ICLARM: Scope and Methodologies
Ahmed, M.M. Dey and M.J. Williams
importance of quantifying the economic returns
to investments in aquatic resources research together
with the social, environmental and institutional
impacts of such investments is widely recognized
among *ICLARM's donors, trustees and beneficiaries.
As with other CGIAR centers, *ICLARM is being
asked to provide specific accounts of the outputs
of its research and their impact on farms and
on fisheries, including their socioeconomic impact.
Such impact information has become a necessary,
though not sufficient, basis for setting priorities
and allocating resources for research for the
paper discusses the types and methods of impact
assessment relevant to *ICLARM's work. A three-pronged
assessment approach is envisaged to capture the
full range of impacts: 1) ex ante assessment
for research priority setting; 2) assessment prior
to dissemination or adoption along with monitoring
and evaluation; and 3) ex post impact assessment.
It also discusses the objectives and scope for
operational impact assessment of *ICLARM's research.
Ahmed is Program Leader/Senior Scientist of the
Policy Research and Impact Assessment Program;
M.M. Dey is Research Scientist of the Germplasm
Enhancement and Breeding Program and M.J. Williams
is Director General, *ICLARM, MCPO Box 2631, 0718
Makati City, Philippines.