Call for case studies on good practices for monitoring and evaluation of national phytosanitary systems

Posted on Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 13:44

Deadline on Sat, 15 Aug 2020, 21:55

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting Case studies* describing good practices for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of national phytosanitary systems***.


As part of the work under the Implementation, Review and Support System (IRSS), the IPPC Secretariat is currently collaborating with the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University and Research to build and strengthen the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) for the IPPC Secretariat and the broader IPPC Community. This includes a study on good practices for M&E of national phytosanitary systems. It is envisaged that sharing these good practices M&E will encourage learning across the IPPC community and stimulate M&E to play a supporting role in the implementation of national strategies for phytosanitary systems, and thus support the implementation of the IPPC Strategic Framework (2020-2030). M&E is not just for accountability, but it is also very useful for learning and to help management be more adaptive to changing circumstances. The idea is that NPPOs that have (flexible) systems and processes in place that generate information for decision making, can adaptively manage towards increasing the impact of their work, in line with national and international strategic plans or frameworks. Learning from each other on what works in different contexts can help us improve on our M&E practices and thus increase the impact of our work.

Engage and contribute

The IPPC Secretariat invites National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs), to share case studies that provide detailed examples of M&E practices for national phytosanitary systems. We invite NPPOs from all regions to submit cases with M&E practices that work in their particular context. Interviews will be conducted with representatives of countries selected to be part of this study. .

What’s in it for you?

Sharing your specific country case information will help you to review what works well and where improvements can be made by having discussions with the IPPC Secretariat Staff and an M&E specialist from Wageningen University & Research. Your case may be shared widely and will help encourage others to learn from you. By no way you are expected to be perfect. Rather we would like to learn from you, learn how you make M&E work in your context, and also learn from the challenges you face.

Who can contribute?

NPPOs from CPs wishing to share their experiences and knowledge with the broader IPPC community may submit case study proposals. The focus should be on M&E practices for national phytosanitary systems. Please note that submissions will be reviewed by the IPPC Secretariat and only those recommended for inclusion will be published. Submissions will be selected using the following criteria:

  • Case study form is complete and submitted to the IPPC Secretariat by an NPPO or RPPO by the indicated deadline.
  • Case studies that provide a detailed example of M&E practices for national phytosanitary systems.
  • Agreement by the NPPO to participate in one interview (1-2 hours long) with the IPPC Secretariat IRSS Lead to discuss the case study and next steps. providing background materials (including reports, photos, leaflets etc.), written input, review of draft case description.
    Note: preferably one M&E expert or a small group of individuals familiar with the case study will be interviewed, depending on the subject.
  • Diverse geographic and country income levels from five (5) different NPPOs from different contexts, including different country classifications such as Per Capita income levels.

How do I prepare my case study for submission?

Please complete the form ( on the call webpage ( and gather supporting documents. High quality photographs or graphics depicting components of your M&E system would be appreciated, contributions.

How do I submit a case study?

Please send an email from your IPPC Official Contact Point ( to the IPPC Secretariat ([email protected]). In the subject line of your e-mail please indicate your COUNTRY NAME + “M&E for national phytosanitary systems” and don’t forget to attach the completed submission form, supporting documents and photos.


Submissions are due 15 August 2020.

Further information:

Please contact the IPPC Secretariat ([email protected]) for more information

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