Evaluation at FAO

FAO Evaluation Strategy 2023-2025


This interim strategy will be used to enhance OED’s capacity and delivery of services over the next couple of years, while the new evaluation policy is being developed and approved.

It articulates the mission of OED as enabling informed decisions. To achieve this mission, OED seeks to generate evidence and recommendations that inform thinking, deliberations and, ultimately, decisions of FAO, Members, donors, partners and other actors seeking to support the 2030 Agenda through the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, leaving no one behind (FAO Strategic Framework 2022-31).

The spirit behind the mission and vision of OED is formative, that is, focused on promoting improvements. OED will pursue its mission and vision through work in five focus areas over the next few years – namely, planning and monitoring, strengthening capacity, research and innovation, evaluations for use, and dissemination for broader impact. This document presents key activities in each of these focus areas, including enhancing procedures to select evaluations, reorganizing the Office, operating globally as “OneOED,” embracing research and innovation, conducting rigorous evaluations, and expanding quality assurance processes and dissemination activities. The aim of these changes is to ensure that OED produces high-quality evaluations that meet the needs of FAO stakeholders.

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FAO Evaluation Strategy 2023-2025

An Interim Strategy for OED to build an architecture for excellence in supporting Management and Members’ culture of evidence in decision-making.