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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 baseline survey 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. 

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

In order to ensure an accurate representation of where FAO’s work is focused, the initial sample of 39 countries has been expanded to cover additional 41 countries identified by Strategic Objectives (SO) and/or Regional Initiatives (RI).

Expanding the corporate baseline assessment to SO/RI focus countries produced 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 took place between July and September 2014.

The first follow-up survey at the end of 2015 after the baseline survey is the main statistical instrument for the Corporate Outcome Assessment (COA). The COA is targeted to capture the changes in outcomes (against baseline) with additional questions on FAO’s perceived contribution to the changes and the use of statistics for evidence-based policy making processes.

The Corporate Outcome Assessment, conducted in November and December 2015  includes the following 80 countries (countries marked with an * are countries where a half day event is foreseen):


  • Angola*
  • Burkina Faso*
  • Cameroon*
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad*
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • DR Congo*
  • Ethiopia*
  • Ghana
  • Kenya*
  • Madagascar*
  • Malawi*
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Niger*
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone*
  • Somalia*
  • South Africa*
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania*
  • Uganda
  • Zambia*
  • Zimbabwe*

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador*
  • El Salvador*
  • Granada
  • Guatemala*
  • Haiti*
  • Honduras*
  • Jamaica*
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis*
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Uruguay*

Near East and North Africa

  • Algeria
  • Egypt*
  • Iran*
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Mauritania*
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia*
  • Sudan*
  • Syria
  • Tunisia*
  • United Arab Emirates
  • West Bank & Gaza strip
  • Yemen*

Asia and the Pacific

  • Afghanistan*
  • Bangladesh*
  • Cambodia*
  • Cook Islands*
  • Indonesia*
  • Laos*
  • Myanmar*
  • Nepal*
  • Pakistan*
  • Philippines
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tuvalu*
  • Viet Nam*

Europe and Central Asia

  • Albania
  • Armenia*
  • Georgia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro*
  • Tajikistan*