- WorkshopIFAD headquarters, Rome, Italy
The State of Food and Agriculture 2019The State of Food and Agriculture 2019 responds to this question, providing key guidance for an effective and sustainable solution of the problem. The report provides new estimates of the world’s food that is lost from post-harvest up to, but excluding, the retail level. It also offers a...
Smallholder farmers as a backbone for the implementation of the Sustainable Development GoalsThe authors proposes the handprint assessment approach as a holistic measure for smallholder farmers' contribution to the SDGs and targets and classify them in the groups: Basic needs of SDGs, Social SDGs,Governance SDGs, Environment SDGs and Economic SDGs.
Meta-evidence review on impacts of investments in agricultural and rural development on Sustainable Development Goals 1&2Agriculture and rural development research will play a critical role in meeting the ambitious targets under SDGs 1 and 2. In recent years there has been heightened emphasis on both the rigorous evaluation of development interventions and systematic reviews and meta-analyses based on such evaluations...
- TrainingIFAD headquarters in Rome, Italy.
Learning event on evaluating the support to pro-poor value chain development
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.
Sustainable Food Value Chains for NutritionFree e-learning course of 3 hours developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bioversity International. The course includes: The relationship between...
Supporting smallhoder agriculture: what are your experiences in using evaluation?
Please share your views and examples on improving smallholder projects with evaluation.
From the EvalForward Community: how can we improve the quality of development projects?In rural and agricultural development, projects are the main instrument for piloting and/or implementing policies and programmes.
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?
- Guidance Document
FAO Framework on Rural Extreme PovertyThe Extreme Rural Poverty Framework , launched on 18 June 2019, provides guidance for FAO’s contribution to addressing extreme poverty reduction. Striving to build consensus on FAO’s role in supporting countries to reach SDG 1, in particular Target 1.1, on eliminating extreme poverty, and SDG 2 on...
- Technical Paper
Digital Technologies in Agriculture and Rural Areas - Briefing PaperAgriculture has undergone a series of revolutions that have driven efficiency, yield and profitability to previously unattainable levels. Market forecasts for the next decade suggest a ‘digital agricultural revolution’ will be the newest shift which could help ensure agriculture meets the needs of...
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?
The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and AgricultureBiodiversity for food and agriculture is the subset of biodiversity that contributes in one way or another to agriculture and food production. It includes crop, livestock, forest or aquaculture systems, harvested forest and aquatic species and wild species harvested for food and other products....
Food Outlook 2019Food Outlook is a biannual publication focusing on developments in global food and feed markets, published by the Trade and Markets Division of FAO. The report provides comprehensive assessments and short-term forecasts for commodity production, utilization, trade, stocks and prices, as well as...
Dissemination of decentralized evaluation results through an innovative and participatory approach: drawingsWhen communicating with rural communities with their own dialect, WFP Colombia gets creative, with pens, paint and paper.
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
Celebrating the African evaluation community at the 9th AfrEA ConferenceThe 9th International Conference of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) took place in Abidjan, from 11 to 15 March.
Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia 2018The Europe and Central Asia region encompasses great economic, social and environmental diversity, and its countries are facing various food security and nutrition challenges. While they have made significant progress in reducing the prevalence of undernourishment over the past two decades, new...
Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2018Accelerating progress towards the SDGs The 2018 Asia-Pacific regional report on Food Security and Nutrition focuses on the urgent need to accelerate work across this region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal on Zero Hunger; presents new analyses and updates on key indicators of food...
Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Africa 2018The 2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition reports that the food security situation on the continent continues to worsen. The worsening situation in Africa is due to difficult global economic conditions and, in many countries, conflict and climate-related disasters, sometimes...
- Guidance Document
Transforming the livestock sector through the Sustainable Development GoalsThis global report is intended to serve as a reference framework to engage in the transformation process of the livestock sector towards sustainability. It calls for an integrated approach towards livestock sustainable development, highlights the effective adaptation of the SDGs into specific and...
Is this really an output? Addressing terminology differences between evaluators and project managers
Did you experience challenges due to differences in the use of terminology between people who planned the project and evaluators when doing evaluations? And if you did, how did you handle them?
How to Measure the Impact of Monitoring and Evaluation Work
I am trying to think how best we can measure the impact of monitoring and evaluation work and would be grateful if you could share your experience and ideas with me.
What is your take on how to measure the impact or changes that are informed by the monitoring and evaluation?
From the EvalForward Community: what are your evaluation challenges?The latest discussion in the EVAL-ForwARD CoP covered challenges that evaluations encounter in the agriculture, rural development and food security sectors and beyond. Here is a summary of the issues emerging and ways forward suggested.
World Food and Agriculture - Statistical Pocketbook 2018This publication presents selected key indicators related to agriculture and food security, as well as a variety of dimensions of agriculture and food security along four focus areas: setting, hunger dimensions, food supply and environment.
- Evaluation Synthesis
FAO Programme Evaluation Report 2017The Programme Evaluation Report 2017 is now available to download. This report aims to provide Member Countries and other readers with an analytical summary of the emerging and recurrent trends in evaluations, and to discuss the main results, gaps and lessons found in FAO’s work in the period of...
- Evaluation Synthesis
2018 Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD OperationsThe 2018 ARRI presents a synthesis of IFAD’s performance and highlights results and systemic issues from independent evaluations conducted in 2017. The quantitative analysis draws on ratings from 320 evaluations conducted since 2002
- WorkshopRome, Italy and on webcast
Learning event on the Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations 2018
The State of Food and Agriculture 2018. Migration, agriculture and rural developmentMigration is an expanding global reality which allows millions of people to seek new opportunities, but it also involves challenges for migrants and societies. Are there specific policy directions that governments should keep in mind to maximize the opportunities migration brings while minimizing...
Improving Agriculture and Food Security through EvaluationCall now open for the 9th AfrEA International Conference.
Challenges of evaluation
What constraints do you encounter during the different evaluations of programs and interventions on rural development, agriculture and food security? How do you get around them? And which are the ones you cannot get around?
- Evaluation conferenceManila, Phlippines
2nd APEA International Evaluation Conference
The issues facing global agriculture
What aspects should always be included in evaluation Terms of Reference of agriculture-based interventions?
- Evaluation conferenceAbidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
9th AfrEA Conference
EvalForward moving ahead at EvalColombo2018EVAL-ForwARD first public launch took place at EvalColombo 2018. What are the expectations of the broader evaluation community?