Evaluation at FAO

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

Case Study
Strengthening resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and contributing to poverty reduction in peri-urban Kinshasa through agricultural livelihoods support

The real-time evaluation of FAO’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme engaged key internal stakeholders to serve as a sounding board, validate findings and provide evidence of progress through “self-assessed” contributions. This case study looks at FAO's response in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Evaluations in climate change negotiations

COP26 showed how the global response continues to struggle to meet its commitments and keep pace with escalating climate threats. At the same time, there are also shortcomings in evidence of and reporting on commitments, undermining the credibility of the COP process. This is where evaluation needs to play a far greater role and help to place evaluative evidence firmly in the picture.

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.

Real-time evaluation of FAO’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme

The COVID-19 pandemic is jeopardizing human health and disrupting the food systems that are the foundations of health. FAO designed a COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme with the goal of proactively and sustainably addressing the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic.

Latest evaluations
Evaluation of the project “Promoting Value Chains – Western Afghanistan"

The objective of this project was to promote inclusive growth and job creation in the agricultural sector. The evaluation found that the project created an enabling environment that promoted active engagement between producers, processors, traders, input suppliers and markets.

Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to Jordan 2017–2021

The Jordan country programme evaluation covered the period 2017–2021. The evaluation assessed FAO's strategic positioning, operational and organizational capacity, contributions, partnerships and normative values.

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