Currently, my relationship with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has not come to an end. As a non-profit global research agency that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world, CIFOR aspires to continuously communicate its research findings to intended audience and to build its reputation. Together with a CIFOR affiliate, Brian Belcher (CIFOR/Royal Roads University) and Daniel Suryadharma (former CIFOR), I am writing two academic manuscripts: (1) Evidence of Outcomes from Policy-Relevant Research: Lessons from a Series of Theory-Based Evaluations and (2) The science, research and policy nexus: The case of Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program. 

 These two academic manuscripts are the summary of our learning from past CIFOR evaluations on several research projects: Sustainable Forest Management in the Congo Basin (SFM), Global Comparative Study on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (GCS REDD+), and Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Programme (SWAMP). We hope that our summary informs evaluation communities around the world about the application of theory-based evaluation approach and qualitative methods namely contribution analysis and RAPID outcome mapping to assess the impact of research on policy developments.