SI developed a Results Framework and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for the USDA Cochran Fellowship Program (CFP). CFP brings professionals from developing countries to the United States for two week trainings on agricultural production and food processing. SI also trained CFP staff on understanding the Results Framework and M&E tools to improve program management.
SI identified key research questions on expanding trade and markets for agricultural products. The resulting Learning Agenda, helps the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service Food for Progress Program prioritize impact evaluations and other evaluations, policy analysis, and research efforts supported by USDA and its implementing partners.