Jeff Coutts chaired a review panel comprised of John Greer (Dairy NZ), Jane Weatherly (MLA) and assisted by Neil Webster (DA) to review this large program which sought to develop the capacity of dairy farmers and their consultants to find, develop and manage staff within their industry. This involved web and phone surveys, a literature review (undertaken by Roberts Evaluation), interviews and workshops. The report findings will hopefully further assist this important program into the future.
Jeff and his team at Coutts J&R has provided leadership in the development of intervention and evaluation approaches across Australia and beyond in rural and regional development, Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) and education. The projects listed in this section are examples of those undertaken in recent years – ranging from individual project evaluations to working with national funding bodies to developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks to guide investments and reporting.Read More
Independent Program Reviews (12 projects)
The purpose of this project was to monitor and evaluate the adoption component of the Cane Productivity Initiative (CPI)/PROSPER in terms of whether it is on track to achieve the productivity targets of the initiative. It also highlighted issues and opportunities to further improve the program.
This project began May 2003 and was run for one year.