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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:

Evaluación del Programa de FAO en México 2013-2018

18 July 2019
Esta evaluación se llevó a cabo a fin de analizar las contribuciones realizadas por la FAO a los objetivos nacionales de desarrollo del Gobierno de México en el periodo 2013-18, teniendo como base las áreas priorizadas en el marco de programación de país. La evaluación fue llevada a cabo por un equipo multidisciplinario liderado por la Oficina de Evaluación, el cual llevo a cabo estudios de escritorio, entrevistas y visitas de campo a fin de documentar y triangular la información [...]

Final evaluation of the project “Climate Change Adaptation to Reduce Land Degradation in Fragile Micro-Watersheds located in the Municipalities of Texistepeque and Candelaria de la Frontera”

17 July 2019
Climate change patterns, extreme weather events, land degradation and soil erosion have had a negative impact on agricultural production and the livelihood assets of poor people in rural areas in El Salvador; moreover, the country’s main water resource, within the Dry Corridor of Central America, has been affected by increase in drought.To address these challenges, the GEF Project supported activities in the Department of Santa Ana, located in the Dry Corridor, to promote integrated natural resources management (INRM) and introduce [...]

Final Evaluation of the Project for Building Resilience and Self-reliance of Livestock Keepers by Improving Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease and other Transboundary Animal Diseases in Afghanistan

17 July 2019
Livestock play an important role in Afghanistan, boosting nutrition and providing livelihoods. Outbreaks of animal diseases such as Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) and peste des petits ruminants (PPR) are a constant threat to improving nutrition and farmer incomes. The Project ‘Building resilience and self-reliance of livestock keepers by improving control of FMD and other Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs)’ aimed at providing assistance at central, province, and community level, in strengthening food security through an improved on-farm livestock healthcare system. The evaluation [...]

Final evaluation of the project “Integrated Management of the Ilha Grande Bay Ecosystem” (BIG Project)

29 May 2019
The Ilha Grande Bay (BIG) is one of the richest biodiversity areas in Brazil, and meanwhile is identified to be economically important for the country’s fisheries, aquaculture, mariculture and tourism. To preserve and make sustainable use of the BIG Ecosystem and its terrestrial and marine biodiversity, FAO launched a joint project together with INEA and SEA in 2011. Through the development and implementation of a pilot Integrated Ecosystem Management (IEM) approach in the Bay, the project created a good basis [...]

Evaluation of the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme

20 May 2019
This evaluation assessed strategic positioning of the first phase of the FAO-Turkey programme, its results and contributions, sustainability, as well as coherence and catalytic effects. It noted that the programme facilitated a beneficial collaboration between the Turkish Government and regional and international experts. It however found that the absence of a real results-oriented design has led to the lack of programme coherence, with the outputs and outcomes not leading to the goals initially envisaged for the programme. It recommends the [...]

Final Evaluation of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Global Strategic Programme (GSP) - 2014-2018

11 April 2019
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is a set of standard protocols for the analysis of the food security situation in a country’s regions, based on available data (surveys, statistics, studies). The main output is a map showing the different phases of food security and the number of food insecure people in the various regions/zones of a country. The phases and population numbers are based on a consensus among the various partners members of the IPC technical working group [...]

Evaluation of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS)

05 April 2019
Global Strategy is the largest-ever effort to improve agricultural and rural statistics in developing countries. The programme built the capacity of agricultural and rural statistics in Africa and Asia-Pacific through research, training and technical assistance. It exceeded the intended outputs of its research component; the training component benefitted many training participants from various countries. Strategic Plan for Agricultural and Rural Statistics (SPARS) document built the capacity of the governments to design the policy framework to produce and use quality statistics. The [...]

Final evaluation of Phase II (2014-2017) of EMPRES Programme/Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (EMPRES-RO)

29 March 2019
In 2017, the member countries of the FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO, Commission FAO de lutte contre le Criquet pèlerin dans la Région occidentale) requested an independent evaluation of the second phase of EMPRES-RO programme. The main objectives were to conduct a critical assessment of project design and implementation, draw lessons and provide recommendations to inform on the ways forward. The evaluation team conducted missions in five representative member countries and presented the preliminary results at [...]

Evaluation of the Strategy and Vision for FAO’s Work in Nutrition

07 March 2019
This evaluation appraises progress achieved on the implementation of the Strategy and Vision for FAO’s Work on Nutrition since it was adopted in 2012. It found that FAO’s nutrition-sensitive work has grown significantly since the Strategy was promulgated, and has evolved towards more deliberate efforts to address all forms of malnutrition. There also has been a surge in the development of knowledge products. However, the Strategy lacked an accountability framework, and paid insufficient attention to operational issues. Nutrition is a domain [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s work on gender

07 March 2019
The evaluation examined the implementation of FAO Policy on Gender Equality from 2012 - 2017. It concluded that the policy remains relevant to FAO’s overall mandate and strategic goals. FAO has invested in mechanisms to institutionalize gender mainstreaming, produced a number of technical guidelines and awareness-raising material, forged partnerships to bring in gender dimension in project implementation, and made significant strides towards achieving gender-equality results. The policy needs to be updated however, to reflect external developments and be accompanied by [...]
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