Implementing P4P across 21 different countries will generate an evidence base of sufficient breadth and depth to inform future WFP procurement policies and procedures.
The best practices identified will be mainstreamed into WFP’s long-term policies and programme practices. The lessons will be shared with national governments, public and private-sector actors in the agricultural sector.
WFP has established a range of mechanisms to capture and share critical information, allowing for continuous monitoring and review of the conditions and impact of P4P on smallholders’ income and marketing opportunities. A comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system will analyze data on farmers’ organizations, smallholder farmers at household level and traders. A baseline survey is followed by regular monitoring of specific indicators over the five year period. The data is complemented by case studies to provide a better understanding of how P4P is affecting each of these groups.
The P4P M&E system objectives, the rationale and methodology of the design, and a complete overview of the system are summarized in the M&E System Design Considerations Report. Together with the P4P logframe and the Indicator Reference, supplementing the logframe with the necessary details for each indicator, these documents lay out the foundation of the P4P M&E system design.
2. Data Collection Instruments:
This section includes all quantitative survey data collection instruments for smallholder farmers, farmers’ organizations and traders facilitating baseline, monitoring and impact assessment.
• Farmer livelihood baseline survey
• Farmer livelihood follow-up survey
3. Guidance Manuals:
The collection of P4P M&E manuals combines the guidance necessary to conduct M&E throughout the entire implementation period, including baseline, monitoring and impact assessment. The Data Collection Manual holds a comprehensive description of all quantitative survey data collection instruments. Together with the Baseline Sampling Strategy, both documents specifically refer to the quantitative surveys, which are only one component of the P4P M&E system. The M&E manual provides a comprehensive overview of all components of the M&E system, including case studies, farmers’ organizations’ records, P4P procurement and market monitoring, along with additional data collection instruments and specific guidance on sampling procedures for the P4P monitoring and impact assessment surveys. The Enumerator Training Manual contains guidance to ensure quality control of quantitative and qualitative primary data collection.
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