Types of support

We assist member countries in the formulation,  monitoring and evaluation of effective policies for agriculture, rural development and food security.

Our work covers various stages of the policy process:

  • We support the formulation of new policies: we provide advice and capacity development based on sound research and analysis.
  • We support monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of policies once implemented: we develop systems to keep track of policies and fine-tune them.

Work in these areas is a result of  the wide-ranging expertise of our experienced team of specialists. This has led to the development of a number of powerful and flexible tools and methodologies which can be readily applied to new projects.

FAO Policy Learning Programme 2009

Related resources

FAO policy support websites

other FAO units involved in policy support