* ICLARM is now known as WorldFish Center

Naga - The *ICLARM Quarterly
Vol. 22, No. 2 (April - June 1999)

Assessment of the Impact of Aquatic Resources Research by *ICLARM: Scope and Methodologies
M. Ahmed, M.M. Dey and M.J. Williams 

The 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 CGIAR centers.
This 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.

M. 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.

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