Evaluation of FAO’s Role and Work in Policy
Policy is one of the eight “Core Functions” that FAO has identified as cross-cutting approaches that underpin its work in achieving its Strategic Objectives.
The main purpose of the evaluation is to assess the capacity, role and comparative advantage of FAO in providing policy support to the global community in the areas of its mandate. It will evaluate the extent to which FAO has addressed this Core Function (and policy-related elements in the other Core Functions) in its work at global, regional and national levels, and consider the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact of FAO’s policy work in the period since the last evaluation of FAO’s Policy Assistance work in 2001. It will also assess FAO’s internal structure and mechanisms for carrying out its policy functions and its mechanisms for communicating policy outputs both internally and externally.
The evaluation is expected to be finalized in August 2011 and the report and management response will be reviewed by the Programme Committee at its May 2012 session.