Evaluation of “Strengthening ICTD Research Capacity in Asia” (SIRCA) programme

This evaluation report from the Singapore Internet Research Centre (SiRC) provides the findings from the Strengthening ICTD Research Capacity in Asia (SIRCA) project, which aimed to develop capacity in the research and use of ICT for Development in Asia.

The project was run in conjunction with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) under the Developing Evaluation Capacity in ICTD (DECI) project. DECI aims to build evaluation capacity in ICTD among its research partners in Asia. The use of a Utilization Focused Evaluation (UFE) forms a central part of the evaluation process.


  • Introduction
  • Background of the evaluation
  • Purpose of the evaluation
  • Key Evaluation Areas & Key Evaluation Questions
  • Methodology
  • The UFE Approach
  • SIRCA?s Theory of Change
  • Mixed Methods Triangulation
  • Limitations to the evaluation
  • Findings
  • Conclusions
  • List of recommendations
  • Annexes
  • List of tables
  • List of figures


Mizumoto, A. Singapore Internet Research Centre (SiRC) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), (2010). Evaluation of “strengthening ictd research capacity in asia”(sirca) programme. Retrieved from website: https://idl-bnc-idrc.dspacedirect.org/items/1f02b6db-9231-47c6-bce8-10d1255d6511