Evaluation at FAO

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.

Ongoing evaluations

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Mid-term evaluation of the Conservation Agriculture Scaling-up project in Zambia

02 November 2016
This evaluation reviewed the Theory of Change, logframe, progress of the project and identified design and implementation issues to be addressed to strengthen implementation. It found that the project is making good progress towards its objectives. Nutrition and food security are improving for participating farmers as their production and income increase. The greatest incentive for farmers to participate in the project has been the improved knowledge and experience that they have gained. The project has contributed to capacity development on [...]

Evaluation of projects on Community Empowerment and Institutional Strengthening for Improved Food and Nutrition Security in Afghanistan

01 November 2016
This cluster evaluation assessed the overall contribution of three interlinked projects related to food security and nutrition in Afghanistan. It found that the food security cluster has contributed to women’s empowerment through the formation of common interest groups for women, increased knowledge and skills in mushroom farming, and improved technology transfer of mushroom cultivation. It contributed to increased coordination and enhanced capacities, institutional structures and processes for improved policy development, programme design and implementation, which have enhanced household food security [...]

Evaluation of the project on Mainstreaming Food and Nutrition Security and the Right to Food into the Smallholder Commercialization Programme of Sierra Leone

01 November 2016
This evaluation assessed progress in supporting the Government of Sierra Leone and its partners to promote the Right to Food and improve dietary quality through a smallholder commercialisation programme and district development plans. It found that the project has produced significant and strategically important outputs that have the potential for long-term impact. It was instrumental to the establishment of a central food and nutrition security coordination mechanism in the country, has contributed to the promotion of dietary diversity through the [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s Contribution in South Sudan

05 October 2016
This evaluation assessed the overall FAO country programme in South Sudan, including the response to the 2013 Level 3 emergency and the development, institutional and coordination activities up to December 2015. It found that FAO played an exceptional leadership role in the humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis and provided livelihood kits to nearly 750,000 households over the two-year period. The Organization built a strong farmer field schools programme in the country, which beneficiaries said has positively impacted their [...]

Final evaluation of the project National Food Security Information System in Kyrgyzstan

05 October 2016
This evaluation assessed the European Union funded Food Security Information System project in Kyrgyzstan. Using a variety of data collection and analysis methods, it puts forward recommendations to improve sustainability of the existing system and inform the development of future projects. It found that the project is highly relevant to the context of Kyrgyzstan’s economic transition and is consistent with the European Union food security strategies and FAO strategic framework. Considering its ambitious design, the project produced cost-effective outputs; it [...]

Mid-term evaluation of the Forest and Farm Facility programme

05 October 2016
This evaluation examined activities of the Forest and Farm Facility programme in the 10 focus countries: Bolivia, Gambia, Guatemala, Kenya, Liberia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Vietnam and Zambia. It assessed the effectiveness and strategic relevance of FAO’s contribution to social protection and the inclusion of marginalised groups in decision-making processes through the programme. It found that Forest and Farm Facility has made good progress and is filling gaps in rural development cooperation on regional, global and country levels. It has implicitly [...]

Evaluation of the project on Strengthening the Sustainability of Land Restitution Processes in Colombia

01 October 2016
This evaluation assessed the extent to which the project has contributed to strengthening the socioeconomic status of returnee families and families displaced as result of the socio-political conflict in Colombia in the context of land restitution. It found that the project has contributed significantly to the establishment of returnee families and helped improve their livelihood. The technical support has improved institutional capacity of the Land Restitution Unit including their operational and leadership structure. Women participation has been significant in the [...]

Evaluation of the project on Contribution to the food security of vulnerable families in Antioquia

01 October 2016
This evaluation analysed project contributions to the food security of vulnerable families in Antioquia through capacity strengthening for the development of local supply plans and sustainable enterprises. It found that the project has supported the development of business ventures as indicated in the project design. The family farms supported by the project have contributed significantly to increasing the average intake of vegetables and fruits by families. The evaluation recommends that future projects should have a clear gender strategy and seek [...]

Evaluation of FAO’s contribution in the United Republic of Tanzania

01 October 2016
This evaluation assessed the results and strategic relevance of FAO Tanzania Country Programme for the period 2014–2016 with particular focus on the ten main clusters of the work undertaken. It found to be of high quality and relevance the support to national climate smart agriculture, particularly the development of the national climate smart agriculture guidelines, and the support to the Agriculture Statistics Strategic Plan and its implementation. During the Country Programming Framework period, FAO support for advocacy on youth and [...]

Evaluation of the project on Improving the Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status of Infants and Young Children through Improved Food Security and Complementary Feeding Counselling

30 September 2016
This evaluation assessed the contribution of research on locally available and affordable complementary feeding and analysed its potential impact at community and institutional levels and among nutrition practitioners. It found that the research has contributed to growing evidence on the benefits of integrating nutritional education into food security and agriculture projects for improvements in infant and young child feeding and dietary diversity. The research has influenced some decision-making and policy nationally. In Malawi, capacities and knowledge base within the national [...]