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Recently completed evaluations

Evaluations in FAO assess activities, projects, programmes, strategies and policies and provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful for timely incorporation into decision-making processes. The following are brief descriptions of evaluations conducted recently of different programmes and projects of FAO:

Final Evaluation of the Project “Capacity Development of the Irrigation Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan”

06 March 2018
The FAO and JICA-funded project “Capacity Development of the Irrigation Departmentof the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” was designed to improve the capacity of the Irrigation Department to formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate agriculture irrigation development projects. The results of this Final Evaluation set a sound foundation for the management of the irrigation sector as it contributed to enhance Irrigation Department’s staff skills, knowledge and awareness, as well as to develop an Irrigation [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to the Myanmar Country Programme

20 February 2018
Myanmar has been undergoing a rapid political transition and started the development path experienced by other countries in the region. Yet, the majority of its population lives in rural communities, and nearly three-quarters of them remain in poverty. Natural disasters and prolonged conflicts affected livelihoods and food security of the poor and the displaced. With FAO support, marginalized fishing communities learned to safeguard their fishing rights and become economically viable. Community forest producers established an effective national organization, leading to [...]

Final Evaluation of the project “Forestry and Protected Area Management in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Niue (GEFPAS-FPAM)”

15 February 2018
Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Niue are located within two of the World’s 34 “Biodiversity Hotspots” where the richest reservoirs of plant and animal life are found. The GEF-funded project, “Forestry and Protected Area Management in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Niue”, sought to overcome the many threats affecting biodiversity in the four countries.  The results of this Final Evaluation set a sound foundation for the management of protected areas as it contributed to a substantial increase in their coverage, to improved [...]

Final evaluation of the Global Programme to Support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (2012 – 2016)

04 January 2018
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGTs) provide principles and best practices for governance of tenure. Since their adoption in 2012, FAO has implemented various projects to support the VGGTs being applied to improve governance of tenure. The evaluation shows that through awareness raising, combined with high quality capacity development interventions, FAO has empowered various actors who can now influence the policy debate on tenure. While awareness raising and capacity development will [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s Contribution to Bangladesh

29 December 2017
FAO’s programme in Bangladesh is one of the largest among member countries in terms of number and volume of projects. In consultation with the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) and the FAO Country Office in Bangladesh, the Office of Evaluation (OED) conducted an evaluation of the Bangladesh country programme to provide input into the preparation of the next CPF. This evaluation covers FAO’s work between 2011 and 2015 in order to align with the start of Bangladesh’s Sixth [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s Country Programme in Honduras 2013-2016

22 December 2017
FAO’s evaluation in Honduras aimed at assessing the level of achievement of the results planned between 2013 and 2016, taking into account how it has contributed to changing the capacities of national institutions and the conditions of development of the beneficiary groups where the projects were located. In particular, the strategic relevance of the interventions was assessed according to the development needs of the country and its population. FAO’s contributions to the results identified in the four priority areas of [...]

Mid-term Evaluation of the Project “Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems” (CDAIS)

15 December 2017
This document presents the results of the Mid-term Evaluation of the Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovations Systems (CDAIS) project implemented by Agrinatura and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The project was conceived to support the implementation of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) action plan by establishing a global mechanism to promote, coordinate and evaluate capacity development approaches to strengthen Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS), with needs assessed and approaches validated in eight pilot countries(Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

30 November 2017
Pakistan has more livestock than people, and FAO can help to harness this immense resource for greater food security. For the eradication of animal diseases, FAO is well-positioned to assist the federal and provincial governments in reforming related legislation and allocating the required resources. The Organization demonstrated a successful model of cooperation between federal and provincial authorities to control some animal diseases. This model should be applied to the control of other diseases throughout the country and other important constraints [...]

Final Evaluation of the Project “Strengthening Agricultural Market Information Systems Globally and in Selected Countries (Bangladesh, India and Nigeria) Using Innovative Methods and Digital Technology”

22 November 2017
Food price volatility is one of the major concerns for development practitioners and policymakers worldwide. FAO’s project aimed to address this issue by improving data reliability, timeliness and frequency through capacity development activities in national institutions, as well as developing and piloting improved methodologies in three targeted countries: Bangladesh, India and Nigeria. The evaluation found that the project was appropriate and relevant, but it was limited in scope and coverage due to the small budget and short time frame. FAO’s [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems (SO4)

19 October 2017
In today’s interconnected world, with globalized food trade and resource flows across different regions, a ‘systems thinking’ for sustainable consumption and production patterns is needed. FAO’s SO4 programme is about broadening perspectives - from a focus on production to a holistic agricultural and food system approach. It seeks to optimize resource efficiencies in the production and delivery of cost-effective, healthy and safe products for all, while ensuring the inclusion and integration of smallholder producers, vulnerable consumer groups and economically weaker [...]
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