Evaluation at FAO

Highlights

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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