The evaluation study is commissioned by the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on behalf of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The evaluation assesses G4AW's objective to improve food security in developing countries by using satellite information to reach specific end users (smallholder farmers, pastoralists, input providers, off-takers, or extension workers). The overall objective of the study is to appraise whether the use of Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) facility did reach its desired objectives, or not.
The study is planned to include field-research activities: interviews and focus-groups discussions, structured, door-to-door surveys, and cross-validation of the findings with external and independent sources derived from literature surveys, Bureau of Statistics, information from local government offices, and key informants.
The Water Agency will present the findings of a formative and qualitative evaluation for the projects on the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) program in Myanmar. The results of this evaluation will be contributed as an advice to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands to address whether the G4AW program can continue for a long time, and contribute to reaching the goals of G4AW with the accountability of the involved stakeholders.