The National Afforestation Programme (NAP) is one of the most ambitious attempts ever made by the Government of India for greening the country with an approach that is local, participatory, transparent, and attempts widespread decentralization. The efforts under this programme have already started yielding results. But it is high time to find out to what extent the NAP objectives are being met and assess its impact on local villagers and green resources developed. The report of independent evaluators and the findings of concurrent evaluation are critical in this respect and, hence, are emphasized in NAP.
Although many generic issues related to the monitoring and evaluation of this programme are normally being addressed by the evaluators according to the NAP guidelines, a better approach would be to adopt a holistic framework for evaluations. Further, the second-order effects, which were not anticipated at the project formulation stage, need to be studied, assessed, and given serious thought as they can affect the overall outcome.
1. Monitoring and Evaluation Aspects of Forestry Projects: A Review
2. Strengthening Evaluation and Monitoring Mechanism under National Afforestation Programme
3. Critical Assessment of Methodology for Monitoring and Evaluation of NAP Projects
4. Critical Findings of NAP Implementation: An Analysis of Monitoring and Evaluation Reports
5. Monitoring and Evaluation Issues in the Watershed Development Component of Natural Resource Management
6. Developing Effective Sampling Techniques for Monitoring and Evaluation of FDA Projects under NAP