This assignment supports DFID’s Partnerships for Forests (P4F). Focused on convening companies and governments, building support for demand-side measures and generating momentum for improved enabling conditions, P4F aims to catalyse increased private investment in sustainable forestry and ‘zero-deforestation’ agriculture.
LTS will support the P4F team and DFID through the design and implementation of an evaluation and learning framework that will generate evidence to support learning and adaptive management.
The evaluation requires a strong focus on evidence and learning, to shape and influence effective outcomes.
Agricultural commodity expansion is the most important driver of forest loss globally. Working with the private sector is essential to ensure that future increases in agricultural and forest production avoid further deforestation.
However, approaches to influencing private sector investment have not had success; in part due to the low value placed by producers and consumers on the social and environmental benefits that forests provide. P4F is an innovative approach to resolving these complex issues and a highly engaged and learning approach to evaluation of it is therefore necessary.
This contract is providing:
The LTS team is responsible for implementing the E&L framework at the outcome level of the programme, ensuring learning across programme activities, and supporting adaptive management and knowledge management within P4F.
Value and benefits
The evaluation and learning framework will support adaptive management to improve performance of P4F based on its experiences and those of others working on similar sectors or initiatives. Through the use of regular feedback loops that support evidence-based learning and build capacity for self-reflection by the P4F, the LTS team will help ensure that the evaluation findings inform strategy, management decision-making.
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