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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 will carry out a baseline survey in late February/early March 2014. This will be followed by two in-depth surveys 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. 

The fully-fledged phase of the corporate assessment will use the 40 countries listed below:


  • Angola
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • DR Congo
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan*
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Saint Kitts and Nev
  • Uruguay

Near East and North Africa

  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Mauritania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Yemen

Asia and the Pacific

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Cook Islands
  • Indonesia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Viet Nam

Europe and Central Asia

  • Armenia
  • Montenegro
  • Tajikistan

*please note that for security reasons South Sudan has been taken out of the survey