- ReportThe 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...
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...
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...
E-learning course - Understanding Rural PovertyThis course is the first in the Rural Poverty Reduction series, and provides an overview of rural poverty, and why it is so important to overcome it in rural contexts. The course describes the key concepts and definitions of rural poverty and how it can be measured, its drivers and cross-cutting...
- 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...
Join the webinar: Inclusive financial services for the rural poor
- WebinarIFAD HQ
Knowledge-sharing seminar on conducting Impact Evaluations of Agricultural, Food and Nutrition Security Programmes
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
What about stakeholders? Evaluation of social protection programs.
Have you ever been involved in the evaluation of social protection programs? What is the approach to assessing such programs?
What are the key elements that any expert would be looking for in social protection activities/programs?
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.
- 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
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 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?
What works in improving food security and nutrition in very poor communities?
I would be interested in examples from your evaluation experience of projects that have been successful in improving food security, and in particular food access, in extremely poor communities: could you please share them?