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Corporate Baseline Survey: working with FAO for a better world

FAO is strengthening its presence in the field, working closely with Member Countries with a clear focus on results.

To help us monitor these results FAO is carrying out a baseline assessment in 2014. This will be followed by two in-depth assessments at the end of 2015 and 2017. The data from these will measure the changes in country-level outcomes in FAO’s areas of work and will help assess FAO’s contribution to those changes.

FAO’s recent strategic thinking process, which involved intense dialogue with member countries, country and regional consultations, and external experts, helped define five new Strategic Objectives and set out the interventions needed to meet the food and agricultural challenges faced by member countries: Help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; Make agriculture more productive and sustainable; Reduce rural poverty; Enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems; Increase the resilience of livelihoods from disasters.

A new results framework will allow us to map the results and impacts of our plans, activities and programmes in pursuing these Strategic Objectives. The corporate baseline survey is a crucial element of this results framework as it will help measure changes in country level outcomes, i.e. improved country level enabling environment and capacities to achieve the strategic objectives.

To make the best use of existing time and resources, data will be collected for a sample of countries where FAO provides its support in achieving the strategic objectives. 

In order to ensure an accurate representation of where FAO’s work is focused,the initial sample of 39 countries is now expanded to cover additional countries identified by Strategic Objectives (SO) and/or Regional Initiatives (RI).

Expanding the corporate baseline assessment to SO/RI focus countries will produce more robust evidence and better information for the decision making processes at country (e.g. CPF), regional (e.g. Regional initiatives) and global levels (e.g. Strategic Framework). This exercise will take place between July and September 2014.

The expansion of the corporate assessment will include the following 42 countries:


  • Central African Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Sudan
  • Uganda

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Granada
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Near East and North Africa

  • Algeria
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • West Bank & Gaza strip

Asia and the Pacific

  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Timor-Leste

Europe and Central Asia

  • Albania
  • Georgia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Macedonia
  • Republic of Moldova