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New EVAL-ForwARD Community of Practice launched

19 October 2018
EVAL-ForwARD is a new Community of Practice (CoP) for evaluation in Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development, created in response to a call for strengthening evaluation capacities, enunciated both in a UN General Assembly resolution and in the Evaluation of FAO’s evaluation function. The CoP is a joint initiative of the FAO Office of Evaluation along with its counterparts at WFP, IFAD and the CGIAR research partnership.   Why EVAL-ForwARD? The objectives of EVAL-ForwARD are to enhance awareness and improve evaluation capacities at country-level [...]

What was the UNEG Evaluation Week like?

04 June 2018
Who attended? Between 7 and 11 May 2018, over 170 participants from more than 40 UN agencies worldwide came together at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy, for this year’s UNEG Evaluation Week. The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) is an interagency professional network that brings together the evaluation units of the UN system, including UN departments, specialized agencies, funds and programmes, and affiliated organizations. This year’s event was jointly organized by the three [...]

UNEG Evaluation Week 2018

23 April 2018
This year the United Nations Evaluation Group will hold its annual meeting at FAO in Rome, on May 7-11. The event is jointly organized by the UN Rome-based agencies: FAO, IFAD and WFP. UNEG week will host three events: a professional development seminar, a two-day workshop on the Exchange of Evaluation Practice (EPE) and a two-day Annual General Meeting (AGM). The professional development seminar has been introduced this year as a novelty for EPE participants. It will take place on the first [...]

Evaluation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

17 January 2018
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT)[1] provide countries with a framework and principles for internationally recognized good practices in tenure-related policies, laws, regulations and strategies. Such guidelines were endorsed in May 2012 during the 38th (special) session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome. After an unprecedented large-scale consultation process, this is the first product to be endorsed by the CFS [...]

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 [...]

Evaluation of FAO's contribution to Myanmar Country Programme

08 August 2017
FAO implemented 43 national projects in Myanmar in the last four years, providing assistance for emergency responses and development activities totaling USD 51 million. Myanmar is a focus country within the framework of FAO’s Strategic Objective 5, to increase resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises. Nay Pyi Taw, 08 August 2017. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) implemented 43 projects in Myanmar in the last five years in the following areas: emergencies, crop production, post-harvest, co-management [...]