||Coastal West Africa has some of the richest fishing grounds in the world due to its
climatic and ecological conditions, yet poverty in this region is severe and widespread
despite its fishing asset. The fishery resources could have contributed more to coastal
West Africa’s economic growth if managed in a more efficient and sustainable manner.
So far, the World Bank has finished phase I of the West Africa Regional Fisheries
Program to improve fisheries management. However, few impact evaluations have been
done to support such interventions due to insufficient evidence in outcomes and gap
in the changing theories. In developing the second phase of the program, the World
Bank hopes to ensure that the project design is able to support an evidence-based
decision-making process and a robust impact evaluation. This MP develops a concept
note for the project design team to scope an impact evaluation for the phase II program,
using the project management methodology, Theory of Change (ToC). This concept note
includes 1) discussing the gap in phase I project design; 2) reconstructing a ToC
for phase I; 3) developing a ToC for phase II; and 4) recommending methods for measuring
the impact of the phase II interventions.