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Guidelines for the Assessment of Gender Mainstreaming

31 October 2017
The Office of Evaluation is happy to announce the publication of the new Guidelines for the Assessment of Gender Mainstreaming. Over the years, member states have increasingly been calling for FAO to mainstream gender dimension in all areas of its work and to enhance its contribution to gender equality. For this purpose, FAO has adopted a Corporate Policy on Gender Equality in 2012 to be implemented over five years. The Office of Evaluation has been developing and testing methodologies to [...]

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

19 October 2017
The Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to Enable Inclusive and Efficient Agricultural and Food Systems (FAO Strategic Objective 4) will be presented to Members at the next session of FAO's Programme Committee in Rome, to be held from 6 to 10 November 2017. See the PC provisional agenda for more information. 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 [...]

The Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation's Steering Group met in Geneva

16 October 2017
The Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations were initiated in response to UN General Assembly and ECOSOC resolutions to enhance accountability and strengthen the collective humanitarian response by the United Nations and its partner members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Since 2014, three evaluations on Level 3 emergency response – for Typhoon Haiyan, South Sudan and Central African Republic – and a synthesis of agency-based evaluations on Syria crisis were produced. On 5-6 October, the Steering Group for the Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations met in Geneva. With the reform [...]

Can’t find the evaluation report you are looking for?

11 October 2017
Are you trying to find evaluation reports in our library but not getting what you want? We are sorry about this. The document archive system has some technical problem, and our computer technicians are working on it. In the meantime, if you have a specific request, please send it to Evaluation-Knowledge@fao.org, and we will attend to it as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience. .

Evaluation of FAO's Programme in West Bank and Gaza Strip

04 September 2017
The population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and specifically inhabitants of rural areas face multiple risks and recurrent threats. For decades they have lived under an occupation charactized by restrictions on land, water and trade, with few livelihood opportunities and little government capacity to provide support. The evaluation of FAO’s programme found that the organisation has been exceptionally capable in this highly sensitive political context to engage on different fronts by exploiting its own comparative advantage and working [...]

Programme Evaluation Report 2017

31 May 2017
The Programme Evaluation Report 2017 is now available to download. This report aims to provide Member Countries and other readers with an analytical summary of the emerging and recurrent trends in evaluations, and to discuss the main results, gaps and lessons found in FAO’s work in the period of 2015-2016. The document, as it stands now, will be discussed by Member Countries at the 40th session of FAO Conference, between 03 and 08 July 2017. Click here to see all the documents that will be [...]

FAO at the Evaluation Week 2017

24 May 2017
From 15 to 19 May, evaluation officers of 47 United Nations agencies came together in Vienna for their annual meeting, the "Evaluation Week". The week started with a two-day Exchange of Evaluation Practices seminar with an overarching theme Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.  It was organized in three thematic strands: 1) No one left behind - evaluating vulnerable and marginalized groups; 2) Evaluating transformational change; and 3) National evaluation capacity. FAO Office of Evaluation contributed to each one [...]

United Nations Evaluations Group (UNEG) Week - 15-19 May 2017

15 May 2017
The 2017 Evaluation Week will take place in Vienna between 15th and 19th May, 2017. The event is organized with the support of the Vienna-based UNEG member organizations: Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Please see the concept note. The Evaluation Week provides a unique forum for UNEG members to get together once a year, face-to-face, to share and exchange latest [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to rural poverty reduction through Strategic Programme 3

23 March 2017
This evaluation assessed the strategic relevance and progress in the implementation of FAO’s new approach to rural poverty reduction at country level. The evaluation found that FAO’s new approach, which besides its long-standing work on smallholder agriculture includes areas such as social protection and decent rural employment, has started to support the formulation of multi-sectoral responses to address rural poverty reduction. Building on the early successes, FAO needs to consolidate the progress achieved to fully demonstrate the efficacy of the [...]

8th International Conference of the African Evaluation Association

16 November 2016
The 8th AfrEA International Conference aims to promote exchange between researchers, academia, emerging evaluators and practitioners on the demand and supply of credible evaluative evidence in support of the SDGs in Africa. It will build the capacity to design, manage and use evaluations to help governments achieve their national and international development agendas, particularly around the SDGs and the Africa2063 Agenda. The direct objectives are to: Strengthen VOPEs to work with national governments to advance the evaluation agenda Provide space for sharing experiences to [...]