FAO Decentralized Offices - Where Knowledge Becomes Action
  FAO Decentralized Offices - Where Knowledge Becomes Action
   

FAO Decentralized Offices

Where Knowledge Becomes Action


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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2011


ABSTRACT

Since 2006, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has embarked on a major strengthening of the decentralization process, aimed at bringing FAO closer to its Members. This has entailed not only a more decentralized structure, but also a new management approach with increased delegation of authority and an environment that encourages staff creativity and initiative.

Decentralization is part of a wider reform of FAO to strengthen its role as a centre of excellence and better define its work programme and responsibilities in support of sustainable agricultural development.

FAOís decentralization strategy aims to improve the effectiveness of the Organizationís work at the country, subregional and regional levels. At country level, this is achieved through direct interaction with national authorities and better coordination of activities within the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), as well as with local representatives of donor governments and international financing institutions. Being close to the stakeholders, NGOs, civil society and private sector, also offers better opportunities for national capacity building as well as the use of local expertise.



Contents


INTRODUCTION
FAO Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices

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REGIONAL OFFICES
SUBREGIONAL OFFICES
COUNTRY OFFICES

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LIAISON OFFICES
CONTACT INFORMATION
List of Acronyms

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