Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Learning Sciences and Human Development
David L. McCrory.
A review of the literature indicated that baseline data that described how and what were being evaluated at the project level by agencies involved in third world development had not been published. This was a descriptive study using content analysis of the available evaluative reports for the USAID projects involved with the transfer of agriculturally-related technology identified in the National Science Foundation research project, Assessing the Literature on the Benefits of External Science and Technology Aid Assistance to Developing Countries (Pytlik, Vasudevan, Bayles & Spitznogle, 1997).;The research concludes that impact evaluations were not being conducted at the project level. While over 60% of the projects were evaluated, socioeconomic impacts were included in less than 50% of these projects. The most frequent socioeconomic impacts reported were project sustainability and gender equity. Socioeconomic impacts that were infrequently reported were: who benefits, who does not benefit, target group participation, environmental effects, and the impact of the project on the nutritional status of a household.
Bayles, Allen E., "Identifying the type and appropriateness of the evaluations of selected agriculturally related science and technology-based USAID projects conducted between 1985 and 1995" (1998). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3117.