Evaluation at FAO

Nepal - People collecting forage to feed animals on the road between Kathmandu and Sandhikharka

Evaluation of FAO’s Country Programme in Nepal

FAO and The Government of Nepal (GoN) have collaborated to develop more than 300 projects embracing a broad range of programmes in the fields of agriculture, livestock, and forestry development, food security, nutrition, rural income generation, environment conservation, agricultural value chains, and adaptation to the effects of climate change. FAO also mobilizes extra-budgetary sources in times of disaster and emergency to provide urgent humanitarian support.

This evaluation will assess progress achieved so far in the implementation of the FAO-Nepal Country Programme Framework (CPF), with the aim of strengthening the relevance and effectiveness of FAO’s interventions in the country and ensure maximum usefulness of the evaluation’s findings to the next CPF cycle.

What will be covered?

The evaluation will cover the totality of FAO’s cooperation with the Nepal over the period 2012-2022, including activities funded through Trust Funds and FAO’s own resources such as the Regional Initiatives, and backstopped by HQ, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the Country Office.

This evaluation will assess FAO’s strategic relevance in the country in terms of response to national needs and challenges within the areas of FAO’s mandate and comparative advantage. In addition, it will evaluate the strategic positioning of FAO in terms of partnerships, programme coherence, synergies with other development actors. The evaluation will also assess contributions made by FAO to support Nepal’s development in agriculture and food security, with a focus on the three priority areas of the CPF, namely:

  • Sustainable agricultural production and productivity, for the eradication of hunger and malnutrition.
  • Enhanced natural resource management and agricultural production system resilient to climate change and disasters.
  • Inclusive and gender responsive livelihoods enhancement and poverty reduction.