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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 [...]

Final Evaluation of the Project “Strengthening Climate Change Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture to Improve Food Security in Haiti After the Earthquake”

28 February 2018
Over the past decade, the country of Haiti located in the Caribbean has been subjected to numerous natural disasters, including Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy in 2010. Implemented by FAO and funded by the LDF, the agricultural and livelihoods resilience project “Strengthening Climate Change Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture to Improve Food Security in Haiti After the Earthquake” sought to restore livelihoods, introduce climate-smart agriculture techniques and rehabilitate damaged land and livelihoods. The final evaluation found solid gains made [...]

Final Evaluation of the Project “Integrating Climate Resilience into Agricultural Production for Food Security in Rural Areas of Mali”

28 February 2018
The agricultural sector in Mali is adapting to climate change while continuing the struggle to alleviate poverty and improve rural livelihoods in a conflict-affected environment. Thanks to the project "Integrating climate resilience into agricultural production for food security in rural areas of Mali” FAO supports the Malian Government and a large number of development partners on the ground by integrating climate resilience in the policies and practices of the agricultural sector. Farmer Field Schools (FFS) have proven to be the [...]

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 [...]

FAO’s Country Programme Evaluation in Cameroon 2013 - 2017

29 December 2017
FAO’s Country Programme Evaluation in Cameroon assessed the strategic positioning of the Organization in the country and its contributions to the priority areas agreed with the Government of Cameroon for the period 2013-2017 (as identified in the Country Programming Framework).The period covered by the evaluation was characterized by an increased instability and a deterioration of the food security situation in some parts of the country due to the spillover effects of two major regional crisis: that in Central African Republic [...]

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 [...]
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