WFP Impact Evaluation Forum

WFP Impact Evaluation Forum

Rome, Italy and online

The United Nations World Food Programme will host the first Impact Evaluation Forum at its headquarters in Rome, Italy, From 4-7 December 2023

Bringing together governments, donors, WFP and UN agencies, NGOs and academia, the Forum offers a unique setting for frank discussion on how impact evaluation can tackle the question of what difference we are making to people's lives, answering calls from funders and partners for greater proof that programmes are value for money.

The majority of sessions are open to the public (except for Day 3 which will be complete in-person capacity development workshops not open to public.) 

Register to reserve your virtual space: 

Day 1: Opening day, 4 December from 9:30 to 17:30 Rome time 
Tune in for high-level panels and a keynote address by USAID Chief Economist Dean Karlan on the opening day of the Forum. 
Register here for day 1 
  • 9:30-10:30: High-level panel with keynote address by USAID Chief Economist Dean Karlan 
  • 11:00-12:00: Impact Evaluations in the United Nations 
  • 14:00-15:30: Towards shared evidence for impact 
  • 16:00-17:30: Panel – Evidence for Humanitarian Action
Day 2: Evidence panels, 5 December from 9:00 to 17:30 Rome time 
Join engaging panel discussions highlighting preliminary results from WFP’s impact evaluations across windows

Register here for Day 2 - STREAM A
  • 9:00-10:30: Challenges & opportunities in humanitarian impact evaluation 
  • 11:00-12:30: Designing cash-based programmes 
  • 14:00-15:30: Climate & anticipatory action 
  • 16:00-17:30: Cost-effectiveness analysis in impact evaluation
Register here for Day 2 - STREAM B
  • 9:00-10:30: Building resilience 
  • 11:00-12:30: Social protection 
  • 14:00-15:30: School-based programmes
  • 16:00-17:30: Targeting
Day 4: Closing session, 7 December 4:00 pm Rome time
Join the closing event for the Forum’s key takeaways and a wrap up of next steps for WFP and partners.
Register here for Day 4