Evaluation at FAO

Highlights

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 [...]

Evaluation of FAO Strategic Objective 5 (SO5): Increase the Resilience of Livelihoods to Threats and Crises

16 November 2016
In FAO’s Reviewed Strategic Framework 2010-19, Strategic Objective 5 (SO5) was dedicated to “increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”. This evaluation reviewed the conceptual and planning framework for SO5, FAO’s capacity to translate the framework into action, preliminary results achieved and FAO’s global positioning in resilience. The evaluation found that collaboration within FAO has markedly improved under SO5, although there are still opportunities for greater synergies between different units, and that FAO has positioned itself well to [...]

International technical seminar on the evaluability of Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

12 November 2015
On 17 and 18 November 2015, the evaluation offices of the four Rome-based agencies (FAO, WFP, IFAD and CGIAR) hosted a technical seminar to consider the evaluability of Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. Essentially, the seminar explored how evaluation could become an agent of change to achieve the sustainable development goals. Some 160 participants attended the seminar, representing 38 countries with a diverse mix of evaluators, academics and representatives of [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s Contribution to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

02 November 2015
This evaluation examined FAO’s contribution to climate change adaptation and mitigation from 2009 to 2014, with selected case studies from 11 countries. It noted that the advanced analytical tools and data of FAO and its support to national climate change strategy development processes have helped to strengthen developing country efforts for climate change adaptation and mitigation. It pointed out, however, the lack of an organization-wide strategy on climate change and the need to improve the capacity of FAO to engage [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s Contribution to Knowledge on Food and Agriculture

01 November 2015
This evaluation assessed the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of FAO’s knowledge products and services, including quality assurance and dissemination processes. Data for the evaluation were collected from over 3500 stakeholders, users and staff and from over 1200 documents, networks and databases and 50 other evaluations. The evaluation found that FAO produces a broad range of knowledge products and services, which largely respond to the Organization’s mandate. These products and services are recognized for their technical excellence, have enhanced technical knowledge [...]
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