The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF / WECARD) is a sub-regional organization founded in 1987. As an international non-profit association lucrative, CORAF works in 23 countries in West and Central Africa covering 12.3 million square kilometers.
At the national level, CORAF works in partnership with the national agricultural research systems (SNRA) made up of public agricultural research institutes, universities and other tertiary institutions, groups of farmers, civil society organizations, the private sector and any other entity engaged in the provision of research services. It currently has 23 National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) in 23 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Town Green, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
CORAF has strong skills in M&E and has created a library. However, there is a need to strengthen data management, and in particular learning. At the heart of this process, CORAF must put in place rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEAL) to support decision-making. We provide an online MEAL system and data management platform powered by DELTA to assist in generation, coding and sharing of data and information between stakeholders.
The platform is a unique place where team staff and members of NARS in various countries can access and report standardized indicators and personalized indicators linked to the 2018-2022 operational plan.
Region: West and Central Africa
Type of organization: CORAF
Implementing agency: USAID
Main donor: The World Bank USAID