Evaluation at FAO

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:

Evaluation of the project "Integrated national monitoring and assessment system on forest ecosystems (SIMEF)"

03 December 2020
Chile has a native forest that constitutes 18 percent of its continental surface area and over 60 million hectares of protected areas. The country is considered a global hotspot of conservation priority due to its endemism and a high degree of habitat loss. The loss of ecosystems could increase if economic development does not progressively adopt sustainability standards that create less of an impact on biodiversity. From August 2015 to May 2020, FAO implemented the project in order "to develop [...]

Evaluación de “Ganadería climáticamente inteligente: Integrando la reversión de la degradación de tierras y reduciendo los riesgos de desertificación en provincias vulnerables”

03 November 2020
En Ecuador, el sector ganadero es fundamental para la seguridad alimentaria. Al mismo tiempo, es una fuente importante de empleo e ingresos en algunas provincias con mayor presencia de pequeños y medianos agricultores. Un proyecto para reducir la degradación de la tierra y mitigar las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) en el sector ganadero de Ecuador fue implementado en siete provincias, distribuidas en tres regiones geográficas del país (costa, andes y Amazonía). El proyecto logró reducir la degradación [...]

Final evaluation of the project for the promotion of biomass-derived energy (PROBIOMASA)

23 October 2020
According to data from the National Energy Balance in 2008, 90% of the total supply of energy in Argentina came from fossil fuels. A progressive increase in the consumption of liquid fossil fuels for the production of electricity was identified, with a negative environmental impact as a consequence of the polluting emissions of greenhouse gases. The project for the promotion of biomass-derived energy (PROBIOMASA) seeks to increase the supply of renewable and competitive energy through the production of biomass-derived energy at [...]

Evaluation of the Food and Nutrition Security, Impact, Resilience, Sustainability and Transformation (FIRST) Programme

23 October 2020
The FIRST Programme aims to support the governments of targeted countries to strengthen the enabling policy and institutional environment for food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA). The programme is designed as a demand-based “policy assistance” facility which has its roots in the long-term partnership between FAO and the European Union. The programme approach of embedding a policy officer within partner country administrations constitutes the best option for building trusted relationships to support improved policy processes. FIRST has created a [...]

Evaluation of the FAO Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations

22 October 2020
The Strategy for Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations, endorsed in 2013, has reiterated FAO’s commitment for collaboration with civil society organizations. Since then, FAO has further promoted civil society’s active participation in global policy discussions, regional and national consultations, and international forums, resulting in several formal partnerships agreements being signed. While this is commendable, FAO has not effectively integrated partnership development activities within its programs and workplans. Most partnership initiatives, particularly at the country level, are not focused on long-term relationship [...]

Evaluation of the FAO Technical Cooperation Programme

19 October 2020
At its 127th session, the Programme Committee asked the Office of Evaluation (OED) to conduct a comprehensive assessment of FAO’s TCP to evaluate its relevance, effectiveness and efficiency, fund allocation and distribution, governance and management, in addition to strategic and programmatic aspects. OED undertook the evaluation between March and September 2020 with a view to presenting it to the Programme Committee in November 2020. The evaluation is primarily aimed at FAO Senior Management and Members. Core users are the Technical Cooperation [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s contributions to Sustainable Development Goal 2 - “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” (SDG2 evaluation)

16 October 2020
At its 125th session, the FAO Programme Committee requested an evaluation of FAO’s contributions to Sustainable Development Goal 2 - “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” (SDG2 evaluation). The SDG 2 Evaluation was conceived as a ‘formative’ evaluation in that it tries to assess a programme of work that is still taking shape. It was a complex exercise, strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During its first phase in 2019, the evaluation focused on FAO’s [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s country programme in Armenia 2016-2020

07 October 2020
Armenia’s agriculture represents the main economic source in rural areas and significantly contributes to the country’s GDP, employing about 30 percent of the working population. Aligned with Armenia’s national development priorities, FAO's programme has been well aligned with national priorities focusing on provision of highly specialized technical expertise towards the development of national policies, institutions, and also offering innovative approaches and solutions. FAO should continue offering its advisory services and technical support in thematic areas within its competence, focusing on [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s country programme in Ethiopia 2014-2019

07 October 2020
Ethiopia remains one of the world’s poorest countries, despite the significant progress achieved in reducing poverty and hunger. Agriculture is the mainstay of the Ethiopian economy, accounting for for 34 percent of GDP and 70 percent of total employment share. The Government of Ethiopia through its Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) has consistently prioritized the transformation of the agriculture sector to support the country’s aspirations to become a middle-income country by 2025. FAO’s Country Programme Framework (2016-2020), was formulated [...]

Terminal evaluation of the areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) Deep-Sea project, part of the “Sustainable fisheries management and biodiversity conservation of deep-sea living marine resources and ecosystems in ABNJ”

06 October 2020
The marine areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) comprises 40 percent of the earth’s surface, it covers 64 percent of the surface of the ocean and 95 percent of its volume. The Common Oceans ABNJ Program (2014-2019) was implemented by FAO as a concerted effort to bring various stakeholders to work together to manage and conserve the world’s common oceans. The ABNJ Deep-Sea project, one component of the Common Oceans ABNJ Program, was of great assistance to newly-formed regional fisheries management organization [...]
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