This page contains independent evaluations, strategy documents, country reports, and other information from AGRA (formerly the Alliance for a Green Revolution for Africa). The group supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and others, seeks to transform African agriculture by shifting farmers from highly diversified food production towards more specialized, market-oriented production involving a greater reliance on expensive inputs including synthetic fertilizer and commercial seeds.
With a recent website update, AGRA reports and evaluations went missing from the site and links were broken, including a recent critical independent evaluation conducted by Mathematica. We are posting the documents here for the public record. (AGRA has since made the documents available again via the publications section of their website.) See our recent Tweet thread for more details, and our May 2022 report, Gates Foundation agriculture project in Africa flunks review.
AGRA response to Mathematica evaluation, February 2020
Mid-term evaluation of AGRA’s 2017-2021 PIATA strategy implementation, ITAD, January 7, 2020 (summary is here)
Policy advocacy grid, from ITAD evaluation
Key findings of the 2015 independent institutional evaluation of AGRA; conducted by DAI, commissioned by the Gates Foundation. (This summary was included in the ITAD evaluation, page 51. The Gates Foundation has refused to provide a full copy of this document and we have been unable to obtain it via FOIA.
AGRA’s five year strategy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, The Rockefeller Foundation, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, USAID. 2017-2021 (summary)
Country-specific outcome monitoring reports
AGRA’s Program for Africa’s Seed Systems: The PASS Journey, 2017
Educating a new generation of African soil professionals, AGRA brief 1, August 2014
AGRA Annual Reports
A Decade of Action, 2021
Focus on Staple Crops, 2013
Progress Report, 2007-2016
Progress Report, 2007-2014