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Mapping Rural Development: How to use GIS to monitor and evaluate projects

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a map must surely be worth far more. Especially if it is a map enriched with data – one that shows what and where activities are planned, are happening, and have been achieved.

This practical manual provides guidance on how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the monitoring and evaluation of rural development projects. With over 20 maps showing IFAD-funded projects, it describes how to map a project’s activities and how to use the data the map shows. It provides sample geospatial data standards and quality checklists for project designers and managers.