To further enhance project effectiveness and quality, JICA has been promoting evidence-based project implementation and emphasizing the application of impact evaluation as a major tool for this purpose. Using statistical and econometric methods, impact evaluation assesses the changes in target society achieved by specific measures, projects, or development models to improve and solve development issues. JICA has introduced this evaluation method, in addition to those traditionally used to measure effects, for some projects to assess their effects more rigorously. These evaluation results can then be used as reliable evidence by JICA for project management and by partner countries for policy-making.
JICA Research Institute
Human Development Department
Financial Cooperation Implementation Department