Evaluation at FAO

Evaluations in FAO help us deliver results for achieving a world without hunger and poverty by fostering evidence-based decision-making

Making it count: Evaluating FAO's statistical activities

Sound and timely statistics are key to inform decisions, policies and investments that tackle issues related to food and agriculture, from hunger and malnutrition to rural poverty, from food systems productivity to the sustainable use of natural resources or to climate change.

Case Study
Investing in the foundations of social protection systems for ensuring shock responsiveness in the Philippines

Facilitating the economic inclusion of people in rural areas is critical to ending hunger and achieving sustainable and long-term rural poverty reduction. This became even more urgent given the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its negative impacts on incomes, food security and nutrition, especially among poor households.

Cluster evaluation of projects on protecting, improving, and sustaining food security in rural Somalia

The cluster evaluation covers FAO projects in Somalia that incorporate cash transfers and were implemented between 2019-2021. It aims to provide accountability for results achieved in improving and sustaining food security in Somalia.

Infographic - Evaluation of FAO’s country programme in Bolivia

The main aim of the country programme evaluation is to provide inputs for the elaboration of the new Country Programme Framework in Bolivia, taking into account the country’s development priorities, as well as FAO’s strategies and policies.

Latest evaluations
Evaluation of the project "Cross-cutting: Targeted support for agricultural statistical innovation at FAO"

The project, active between 2016 and 2021 and funded by the Gates Foundation, aimed at improving effective evidence-based decision-making, policy uptake and influence, and SDG accountability through high-quality, open, accessible, interoperable, timely and more disaggregated agriculture, food security and investment data. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the quality and relevance of the project design and the extent to which the project has achieved its intended results.

Evaluation of the project "Strengthening National Forest Inventory and Satellite Land Monitoring System in Support of REDD+ in Bangladesh"

The evaluation concluded that the new Bangladesh Forest Inventory and Satellite Land Monitoring System developed under this project will greatly improve the consistency and standing of reporting by Bangladesh, including those for forest resources assessment, SDGs and REDD+.

In Focus
EvalForward Community of Practice

EvalForward is a Community of Practice on evaluation for food security, agriculture and rural development.

Biennial report

Highlights of OED's activities and evaluations