- BriefThe handling of the COVID-19 crisis has shown that governments can take prompt evidence-based actions to protect people, livelihoods and the economy. This briefing outlines four key ways in which evaluations can accelerate progress towards effective climate policy.
How do we move forward on Evaluation Systems in the Agriculture Sector?
Is evaluation present in your country, and in the agriculture sector specifically? Please share your experience and suggestions on how to move evaluation systems forward.
Rapid evaluation to measure the impact of the COVID pandemic in mountainous areas
How can we make rapid evaluations of the impact of COVID on communities in order to be able to be proactive and/or react in a timely manner?
EvalXchange - a festival of learning
How has Covid-19 affected data quality in the agriculture sector? Highlights on a recent e-PanelAn e-Panel, co-hosted by AVANTI and EvalForward, set out to explore this question. Our panellists, Armand Zoa, Joas Tugizimana and Tim Njagi, shared their experiences from Cameroon, Rwanda and Kenya respectively.
- Guidance Document
A guide: integrating communication in evaluationThe guide explains how to use communication to support evaluation, It is structured around three broad phases of the evaluation process: before, during and after, and provides advice and practical hints on how to use communication for each of these phases. Practical tools and templates are also...
How to use Knowledge Management to strengthen the impact of Evaluation on smallholder agriculture development?
Knowledge Management and Communication are both critical to Evaluation, especially for communicating the results of evaluations, including the promotion of lesson learning to inform decision making and planning. What is your experience in applying knowledge management in M&E and evaluation work?
- Guidance Document
Integrating gender into implementation and monitoring and evaluation of cash transfer and public works programmesThis third FAO toolkit addresses why gender-sensitive implementation matters, reviews gender-sensitive programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and learning systems while describing how to develop a gender-sensitive M&E framework.
- Technical Paper
Technical Note for planning and conducting evaluations during Covid-19The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the implementation of quarantine measures and travel restrictions worldwide, impacting ongoing and future evaluation. FP’s Office of Evaluation released a technical note presenting a set of guiding principles and evaluability considerations to undertake evaluations...
Building forward better initiative - Monitoring, evaluation and learningThe Building forward better initiative - ”Strengthening natural resources management capacities to revitalise agriculture in fragile contexts” project stems from the recognition of the importance of investing in human capital in fragile contexts. In the framework of the project a number of webinars...
Review of monitoring and evaluation capacities in the agriculture sectorCarried out by the FAO Office of Evaluation in collaboration with EvalForward, the study aimed at shedding light on M&E activities, capacities and dynamics taking place in Ministries of Agriculture through interviews with officers working in monitoring and evaluation units in 23 countries and over a...
Review of monitoring and evaluation capacities in the agriculture sectorThis brief summarizes the main results of the Review of monitoring and evaluation capacities in the agriculture sector carried out by the Office of Evaluaution of FAO with EvalForward. The study aimed at clarifying monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, capacities and dynamics taking place in...
Data quality in agriculture and food security in the time of COVID-19AVANTI and EvalForward organized an e-Panel to discuss challenges and explore solutions to data quality production in the agriculture sector in the context of the Covid 19, with: Tim Njagi, Research Fellow at the Tegemeo Institute, Kenya; Joas Tugizimana, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at the...
Data quality in agriculture and food security in the time of COVID-19
How can evaluation help improve data quality and policies on food security during Covid-19 pandemic?
Data on food production, prices, trade, market access, nutrition and data on population without access/constrained access to food items are all affected by the current pandemic
e-Panel on Leadership and RBM in the African Agricultural SectorThis e-Panel was held on 6 May 2020 by AVANTI and EvalForward. Experts from Benin, Ghana and South Africa discussed on the importance of leadership and results-based management (RBM) in the African agricultural sector. Among factors mentioned that appear to be crucial for building a culture of...
- Guidance Document
Strengthening monitoring and evaluation for adaptation planning in the agriculture sectorsThis Guidance Note focuses on how to design a national Monitoring & Evaluation system for tracking adaptation action, policies and plans in agriculture and on how to report at international, national and sectoral level. The Guidelines have been developed by the Integrating Agriculture in National...
Can we settle for evaluation alone to ensure that the SDGs are achieved?
Are evaluation and monitoring mutually exclusive practices, or are they complementary and both necessary for assessing and correcting the performance of a development action?
- Guidance Document
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning – Concepts, principles and toolsThis guide serves as a resource for national facilitators, for project stakeholders and for other capacity development and monitoring experts to implement a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system and to be able to track the main outcomes (behavioural changes) resulting from the project. It...
The farmer as a key participant of M&E: lessons and experiences from Participatory M&E systems
What are your experiences and lessons in getting the farmers involved in all stages of Monitoring and Evaluation of agricultural interventions? What are some innovative Participatory Monitoring&Evaluation approaches for agricultural projects and how effective they are?
Evaluation practice in Africa: key trends in the landscapeEvaluation trends and dynamics have an influence on our work as evaluators. But what exactly are those dynamics?
Youth in agriculture: what lessons can we draw from evaluations?
For agriculture to grow and innovate we need young people to engage. However, the average age of agriculture workers is increasing.
What can evaluation tell us on the rising age in agriculture work and on how to address this issue?
2019 Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD OperationsThe Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD is pleased to present the 2019 Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations (ARRI). The 2019 ARRI presents a synthesis of IFAD’s performance and highlights results and systemic issues from independent evaluations conducted in 2018. The...
Webinar: Use of synthesis and meta-analysis in development evaluation
- WorkshopIFAD headquarters, Rome, Italy
Learning event: 2019 Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations
EVALUATION FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGESince 2015, the world has shown great enthusiasm for the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.However, after more than four years since the launch of the Agenda, there are at least two threatening challenges for sustainable development. This report not only looks at challenges ahead but also uses...
Enhancing funding and service delivery in agriculture: any ideas?
The agriculture sector is often underfunded and this limits service delivery and monitoring and evaluation, especially at local level.
Please share your views and any suggestion you may have.
Supporting smallhoder agriculture: what are your experiences in using evaluation?
Please share your views and examples on improving smallholder projects with evaluation.
- Technical Paper
Braking the Mould. Alternative approaches to monitoring and evaluationThis paper looks at a range of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) innovations that are designed specifically to provide input to ongoing iterative decision-making and learning at the project level. It identifies three key areas for potential innovation: 1) timing of M&E data provision; 2) flexibility...
What can we do to improve the quality of development projects?
What is your list of "good practices" that can help improve development projects quality and effectiveness?
Recurring errors in public policies and major projects: contributions and solutions from evaluation
How is evaluation helping address mistakes and failures of policies and major programmes?
E-learning course - Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Food Security and Agriculture ProgrammesThe joint EU/IICA/CTA/FAO elearning course entitled: “Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Food Security and Agriculture Programmes“ is now available online. This course has the objective to support countries and regions in planning the information needs for monitoring, pilotage and...
Can agriculture and food security policies be effective when statistical data is unreliable?In conducting research presented at the AfrEA Conference, I was asking myself if the persistence of hunger and poverty in Africa was not related to the unreliability of statistics.
What can we do to improve food security data?
How can we monitor and evaluate efficiently progress towards the SDG2 – Ending Hunger if we cannot count on reliable data and consequent statistics and indicators?
Do you think there are also weakness and challenges in data collection in your country?
- TrainingJohannesburg, South Africa
DEPTA - Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa
We need evaluation to support agricultural transformation in AfricaDaudi Sumba, head of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), shares his views on how evaluation can support Africa's agricultural transformation.
- TrainingIstambul, Turkey
PRiME Impact Evaluation Course