Evaluating IPM Impacts
Our Center encourages the evaluation of IPM research, education, and outreach so that the benefits of this work can be more fully understood, promoted, and valued. In IPM there are at least two motivations for evaluation, including making sure that projects and programs achieve the desired goals and proving to sponsors that their funding has been well spent.
IPM Planning and Evaluation, a website developed by USDA, offers excellent information on the use of logic models as a tool for planning projects and measuring their impact.
IPM Guidelines (standards that define IPM practices) serve as an important cornerstone of IPM evaluation work, as they provide a means of measuring the extent to which IPM is being put into practice and risks have been reduced. Support for the development of IPM guidelines is available through our IPM Partnership Grants program. Also, see the Guide to IPM Elements and Guidelines (pdf).