The Communications, Evidence, and Learning (CEL) project is conducting a desk-based evaluation feasibility assessment (FA) to help inform on design options for a mixed methods evaluation focused on selected interventions that USAID’s Land for Prosperity (LfP) activity will conduct in an expanded geographic region in Southern Meta and the vicinity of Chiribiquete National Park (SMVC). The objective of the evaluation FA is to identify and develop a set of illustrative evaluation design options that meet USAID learning interests and are considered feasible for a credible assessment of the impacts of LfP’s work in the expanded geographic region in SMVC, should USAID decide to conduct an evaluation of the activity. This FA is conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and is related to an ongoing impact evaluation (IE) of LfP core interventions also conducted by NORC.
The report includes a draft logic models depicting the theory of change for the LfP activity in the expanded geographic region of SMVC that were developed through a series of consultations with USAID and LfP, a summary of USAID learning interests and illustrative evaluation questions, and illustrative evaluation design options that are feasible for meeting USAID’s priority learning interests from the LfP activity in the expanded geographic region of SMVC, given the current knowledge on how the activity may be implemented. Section V of the report presents a broad outline of viable mixed method evaluation options, and summarizes general strengths, limitations, and key caveats with respect to LfP implementation and context. The report concludes with cost considerations and recommendations for an evaluation of LfP activities in SMVC.
 See: Protik, A., G. Haugan, R. Wendt, L. Persha, and J.C. Muñoz Mora. (2020) Evaluation of the ‘Land for Prosperity’ Activity in Colombia: Evaluation Design Report. Washington, DC: USAID Communications, Evidence and Learning (CEL) Project; Protik, A., Haugan, G., and Persha, L. (2021) Evaluation of the Land for Prosperity (LfP) Activity in Colombia: DRAFT Baseline Report. Washington, DC: USAID Communications, Evidence and Learning (CEL) Project.