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Corporate baseline survey

Organizational Outcome level indicators of FAO’s Strategic Framework

FAO’s new Medium Term Plan and Programme of Work and Budget for 2014-15 presents a new result based model and the approach to monitoring. The reviewed strategic framework and its results-based model includes five new Strategic Objectives (SOs). Each of the SOs is supported by a limited number of Organizational Outcomes (OOs) which in turn is supported by Organizational Outputs.

Purpose of the survey
The purpose of the survey is to establish the provisional baselines for OO-level indicators for the new MTP 2014-2017, through a corporate strategy across the five SOs. In order to make the best use of existing time and resources, data will be collected for a sample of countries where FAO provides its support.

Corporate monitoring and reporting
The baseline survey is part of the corporate monitoring and reporting process that FAO will put in place in this biennium. As such, it will be followed by two in-depth surveys at the end of each biennium of this MTP, in 2015 and 2017. The data from the surveys will measure the changes in country-level outcomes where FAO is expected to have an influence, and to assess FAO’s contribution to those changes at the end of each biennium.

Data to inform the OO-level indicators are obtained from secondary sources and through a survey at country level, which will address information needs for the five SOs. Such a survey will be conducted in the countries included in the selected sample, using a structured questionnaire with questions and statements, allowing respondents to indicate which statement is most applicable to their country.

Implementation of the survey
The implementation of the Corporate Baseline Survey comprises two main phases: a first phase that will involve the collection of primary data only from FAOR and UNDP country offices in the 40 sample countries, and a full-fledged implementation phase to be expanded into early 2014 and involving a higher number of respondents of the survey in the same countries. This could include a selected number of experts working in a particular country and representing the Government, UN agencies, international donors and IFIs, research institutions/academia, civil society and private sectors.

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