Governance in West Africa: Evaluation of the GROW Campaign


This evaluation is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2015/16, randomly selected for review under the good governance thematic area. This report documents the findings of a qualitative impact evaluation, carried out in March 2016. The evaluation used process tracing to assess the effectiveness of the regional GROW campaign in West Africa, exploring the effectiveness of the work done by the Campaign and partners to influence the ECOWAP+10 revision process.

The GROW West African Campaign was launched in 2011 working to influence regional level policy processes and practices so that: a) agricultural policies are gender responsive; b) regional agricultural policies recognise the role and importance of small-scale farmers (SSF) and respond to their needs and concerns; c) budget commitments are met and adequate investment in small-scale farming is secured; d) social protection and crises prevention mechanisms are in place; and e) access of SSF to productive resources is secured.