Evaluation at FAO

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

Recent evaluations

Synthesis of evaluations of FAO’s contributions in the Africa Region (2019–2021)

Synthesis of evaluations completed from 2019 to 2021 on FAO’s work in the Africa region. It documents FAO’s contribution to results, identifies gaps and emerging issues and lessons learned.

Real-time evaluation of FAO's response to the desert locust upsurge 2020–2021 – Phase III

Phase III drew lessons for future operations and FAO’s work on desert locust in the Region. It found several areas for potential improvement in the future, in order to better prepare for, and respond to, future desert locust upsurges in the Horn of Africa and Yemen.

Highlights

Evaluation of FAO’s Cash and Voucher Assistance

The evaluation will be the first comprehensive assessment conducted on FAO’s CVA portfolio to assess and report on the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the use of CVA operations and activities and identify factors that facilitated or inhibited their use and effectiveness.

Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

FAO initiatives focus on promoting good governance, participatory decision-making processes and best practices in fisheries. FAO's Blue Growth Initiative aims at harmonising the environmental, social and economic aspects of living aquatic resources to ensure equitable benefits for communities. 

Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to SDG 6: Sustainable water management

The evaluation assesses the relevance and effectiveness of FAO in supporting its Members to achieve relevant SDG 6 Targets. It seeks to provide FAO’s decision makers with evidence of good practices and lessons learned that can be used to enhance the Organization’s overall contribution to the Goal. 

Evaluación de las contribuciones de la FAO a la República de Uganda

Real-time evaluation of FAO’s response to desert locust upsurge (three phases)

Over the course of 2020, the most devastating Desert Locust upsurge of the past 25 years has spread across parts of the Middle East, the Greater Horn of Africa, and South West Asia. The upsurge poses an unprecedented risk to livelihoods and food security in some of the most food insecure countries in the world.