Impact assessment

Recognising the Contribution of Capacity Building in ACIAR Bilateral Projects: Case Studies from Three IAS Reports

Date released
02 April 2017
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Mullen, J.D., de Meyer, J., Gray, D. and Morris, G.



Bilateral projects sponsored by the Australian Centre
for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR)
typically fund activities across a spectrum, including
human capacity building and the development of farm
ready technologies, in pursuit of economic, social and
environmental benefits. In the interests of better project
design, IAS93 enquires about the impact of
these investments through the assesment of three case studies.

The three case studies were:
▪ Acacia Hybrids in Vietnam (FST/1986/030)
▪ Improved Australian Tree Species in Vietnam
(FST/1993/118 and FST/1998/096)
▪ Building Bivalve Hatchery Production Capacity in
Vietnam and Australia (FIS/2005/114).