Knowledge Note

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has made agribusiness a priority because of its potential for broad development impact and especially strong role in poverty reduction. As part of the Development Impact Department’s evaluation strategy to increase learning and use of evaluations to identify what works and what does not, a series of meta-evaluations in strategic areas of IFC are being conducted. Although IFC is a leading provider of Access to Finance (A2F) programs to the private sector in developing countries, no quality impact evaluation has been conducted by IFC to measure its effect on provision of A2F in agribusiness. Similarly, not enough quality impact evaluations of Farmer/Business Training have been conducted by IFC. This study attempts to report on the activities in these two areas most likely to have the greatest returns, to inform IFC agribusiness strategy and product design.

About the Presenters

Gloria Paniagua

Flora Janet Nankhuni