FAO-EU partnership
 

Emergency and rehabilitation projects

Evaluation and verification

Independent assessments should be made of the efficiency, effectiveness, impact, relevance and sustainability of all actions financed by ECHO.

ECHO may perform its own evaluation missions of FAO-implemented projects. Advance notice of intended DG ECHO evaluations should be timely communicated to FAO and draft findings shared with FAO, for comments, prior to publication. FAO’s response may then either be incorporated in a revised text, or be published along with the final report.

For mid-term or final evaluations organized by FAO, ECHO should be invited to take part in the mission. Such missions should be completed in a collaborative manner, it being understood that they will be conducted under FAO's responsibility.

ECHO may verify its actions implemented by FAO (UN). These are not audits, for which the Organization maintains the exclusive right, and samples may be taken up to a maximum of 5 transactions per “key process” (i.e. procurement, recruitment including payroll, disbursements, budget management, logistics and reporting) per project.

Should a problem be found, an additional 5 transactions in the same process will be sampled. If this reveals any further problem, the matter will be referred to the Auditor-General of FAO, for appropriate action.

For clarification on financial matters, please contact Charlotta Oqvist charlotta.oqvist@fao.org, and for ECHO-related issues please contact Angela Hinrichs angela.hinrichs@fao.org.

For all other EU-related issues, please contact Bart van Ommen, bart.vanommen@fao.org

       
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