Evaluation at FAO

Recently completed evaluations

Evaluations in FAO assess activities, projects, programmes, strategies and policies and provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful for timely incorporation into decision-making processes. The following are brief descriptions of evaluations conducted recently of different programmes and projects of FAO:

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Review of FAO’s country programme in Eritrea 2017–2021

13 December 2021
In 2020, the FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) backstopped the FAO Eritrea Office in the review of the FAO Country Programme. This is the first review of the Eritrea Country Programme and covers the Country Programming Framework (CPF) period from 2017 to 2021.The review assessed FAO’s strategic positioning in Eritrea, the programme results and provided strategic recommendations on how FAO can better realign its programme to evolving needs. The review found that while the Ministry of Agriculture and the Minitry of [...]

Terminal evaluation of the project "Disposal of persistent organic pollutants and obsolete pesticides and implementation of sound pesticides management in Benin"

13 December 2021
This report presents the final evaluation results of the project “Disposal of persistent organic pollutants and obsolete pesticides and implementation of sound pesticides management in Benin” (GCP/BEN/056/GFF), implemented by FAO and the Government of Benin from March 2015 to September 2021. The project is consistent with the country and its partners’ priorities. The project was able to implement the farmer field school approach, integrated production and pest management (IPPM) and relevant partnerships. Nevertheless, gaps in pesticide life cycle management were identified [...]

Evaluation of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean 2017–2020

09 December 2021
This evaluation had the purpose of assessing the performance and added value of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC), taking into account the role of the regional initiatives as mechanisms to facilitate such work. It was found that the support provided, especially for the escalation of results, has been substantive and useful, however, there is no institutional strategy that promotes the identification of factors that promote upscaling of programmes based on organizational learning. Recommendations were drawn [...]

Mid-term evaluation of the project “Forest and Farm Facility – Climate resilient landscapes and improved livelihoods” – Phase II

09 December 2021
The second phase of the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) aims at supporting forest and farm producers and their organizations (FFPOs) to enable climate-resilient landscapes and improved livelihoods, through the approval of small grants for producers organizations, training and exchanges, and the documentation and dissemination of good practices. The mid-term evaluation highlights the uniqueness of the FFF and its potential to influence global forestry narratives and practices, beyond the sum of its achievements in core countries, and recognizes that the FFF [...]

Terminal evaluation of the project "Disposal of obsolete pesticides including persistent organic pesticides, promotion of alternatives and strengthening pesticides management in the Caribbean"

07 December 2021
Caribbean nations, in particular SIDS, have been traditionally vulnerable to the entry of potentially harmful, unregistered and unregulated pesticides. In many of these countries, the legislation and regulations for managing pesticides are fragmented and at various stages of development. Under the overall objective to promote sound management of pesticides in the Caribbean, the project kick-started various activities covering pesticide life-cycle management in the region, drafted a regional model pesticide legislation and facilitated different vital elements. It specifically contributed to the collection [...]

Evaluation of the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM)

22 November 2021
The Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) is a mechanism through which FAO’s resource partners make unearmarked or lightly earmarked voluntary contributions to support achievement of FAO’s Strategic Objectives. OED conducted an evaluation of the current phase of FMM (2018–2021). The purpose of the evaluation was to inform FMM’s main stakeholders about the fund’s overall performance and also inform its next phase (2022–2025). The evaluation assessed FMM’s strategic positioning; effectiveness of the revised governance and implementation arrangements; key contributions to the achievement of [...]

Joint evaluation of collaboration among the United Nations Rome-Based Agencies

15 November 2021
The UN Rome-based agencies (RBAs) – FAO, IFAD and WFP – collaborate in many forms, from joint advocacy, policy and technical work to joint projects. This is the first independent evaluation of collaboration among the RBAs. It has been jointly undertaken by the evaluation offices of FAO, IFAD and WFP. The evaluation’s primary objective was to assess whether and to what extent RBA collaboration is contributing to the achievement of the 2030 agenda, particularly at country level. The evaluation found that [...]

Terminal evaluation of the project "Implementing the socio-ecosystem connectivity approach to conserve and sustainable use biodiversity in the Caribbean Region of Colombia"

03 November 2021
The project “Implementing the socio-ecosystem approach to conserve and sustainable use biodiversity in the Caribbean Region of Colombia” was financed by the GEF, implemented, and executed by FAO. The results of the evaluation highlight the relevance of the project to reduce the degradation and fragmentation of the strategic ecosystems of the Caribbean Colombian area, increase and improve the provision of goods and services from agricultural and forestry production. It was also found a high effectiveness of the project in obtaining the [...]

Evaluation of the project “Restoring subsistence and commercial agriculture in tribal districts, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”

29 October 2021
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Newly Merged Districts have seen a prolonged military conflict leading to the wide-spread displacement of its population and damages and losses to the agricultural lands, irrigation and water harvesting structures, and livestock populations. Since 2015, the rehabilitation of the displaced population is ongoing but slow due to loss of livelihoods and reduced income opportunities. To support the restoration of livelihoods, funded by the United States Agency for International Development for USD 10 million, FAO undertook the project for [...]
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