The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Joint Impact Assessment of CTA’s support to WOUGNET

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a Non-Governmental Organization established in May 2000 by several women’s organizations in Uganda to promote and support the use of information and communication technologies as tools to share information and address issues of sustainable national development collectively. WOUGNET and the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), have collaborated over the last decade during which time they have undertaken several partnership activities.
One of such activities was a project entitled “Enhancing Access to Agricultural Information through the use of Information and Communication Technologies” (EAAI) initiated by WOUGNET in 2005 with support of CTA initiated. This Project was implemented in Apac District, and now Kole District in Uganda targeting 12 groups of grassroots women farmers as the main beneficiaries.In 2012 CTA’s Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation (LME) initiated a joint impact study with a view to assess outcomes and impacts of the Centre’s technical and financial support to its long-standing partners. WOUGNET participated in round two of CTA Joint Capacity Centred Impact Pathway Analysis (CcIPA) study between July 2014 and March 2015. The overall aim of the study was to promote learning for development impact within CTA and its ACP partner organisations and networks.
CcIPA is an innovative synthesis model based on the premise that the performance and impact of organisations or networks depend to a large extent on the state of their core capabilities. CcIPA is a participatory impact pathway analysis model drawing on the best aspects of various existing tools and methods, mainly the logical framework, and the 5 Capabilities (5Cs) model. The study was implemented in two phases namely, the quick scan and the in-depth study. Implementation of the quick scan involved the application of the 5Cs model and logical framework. This provided a snap shot of changes in WOUGNET’s capability to relate, act, deliver, adapt, and achieve coherence, all of which together constitute an organisation’s capacity; and outcomes at direct beneficiary and indirect beneficiary levels.