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Corporate Monitoring and Reporting : 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 carried out a baseline assessment in 2014. This is being followed by an in-depth assessment for the end of 2015 and another one that will take place at the end of 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 perceived contribution to those changes.

FAO’s strategic thinking process, which involved intense dialogue with member countries, country and regional consultations, and external experts, helped define five new Strategic Objectives (SOs) 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.

The results framework allows us to map the results and impacts of our plans, activities and programmes in pursuing these Strategic Objectives. The corporate outcome assessment is a crucial element of this results framework as it helps to measure changes in country level outcomes, i.e. improved country level enabling environment and capacities to achieve the strategic objectives.