- 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.
Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators 2020This year marks the 10-year countdown to the end-date of the 2030 Agenda. According to the data contained in the FAO report, collected before the COVID-19 pandemic, progress remains insufficient in the food and agriculture domain, suggesting that the world is not on track to meet the relevant...
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020The report complements the usual assessment of food security and nutrition with projections of what the world may look like in 2030, if trends of the last decade continue. Projections show that the world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and, despite some progress, most indicators are...
Global development indicators are not just numbersOn July 13th, the 2020 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World was presented by its authors - FAO, IFAD, WHO, WFP and UNICEF - at the UN High-Level Policy Forum on Sustainable Development in New York.
gLOCAL event: How do innovative evaluations contribute to achieving SDG2?In the context of the gLOCAL week, the evaluation offices of FAO, IFAD and WFP with the support of EvalForward organized the online learning event: How do innovative evaluations contribute to achieving SDG2? Drawing from recent and ongoing work from the he Offices of Evaluation of the organizing...
- Guidance Document
Embedding Evaluation in Voluntary National Reviews in Africa: A GuideThis guide is a result of a partnership between UNICEF's Evaluation Office and CLEAR Anglophone Africa
EvalPartners e-Courses programme in Development Evaluation
Evaluation to connect national priorities with the SDGs
Is SDG Evaluation just business as usual?Yes, SDG Evaluation could be considered business as usual, if that’s how we see the SDGs. But can we really afford to treat evaluation of progress towards the SDGs like all evaluations that have gone before? The ambitions underlying Agenda 2030 make it clear that we cannot.
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
Evaluation to connect national priorities with the SDGsThis guide seeks to support evaluation commissioners, managers and professional evaluators to create tailored plans and approaches to SDG evaluation. It argues that a successful evaluation must be both built around existing national context and underpinned by the principles of the 2030 Agenda. It is...
SDG Indicator 2.4.1 - Sustainable AgricultureHow we define and measure productive and sustainable agriculture is the focus of the new e-learning course developed by FAO. SDG Indicator 2.4.1 Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture has been designed to measure progress towards more productive and sustainable...
World Food and Agriculture Statistical Pocketbook 2019This publication presents selected key indicators related to agriculture and food security, along four main themes: Settings, Hunger, Food supply, Environment.
Evaluation to support the “leaving no one behind” agenda: insights from the UNDP NEC Conference 2019Leaving no one behind is the central pledge of the Agenda 2030 and the leading theme adopted by the latest UNDP NEC (National Evaluation Capacities) Conference hosted by the Government of Egypt in Hurghada, from 21 to 24 October.
- WorkshopIFAD headquarters, Rome, Italy
Learning event: 2019 Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations
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...
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...
Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicatorsIn this report, FAO examines major global trends and data from up to 234 countries and territories on 17 out of the 21 SDG indicators it is responsible for, plus one for which it is a partner agency.
Report of the Secretary-General on SDG Progress 2019Sustainable development is the most urgent challenge facing humanity. The fundamental question is how the world economy can continue to develop in a way that is socially inclusive, advances human rights, and ensures environmental sustainability. This report presents the status quo and pratices that...
Evaluating Priority SDGs: Nigeria moving aheadIn Nigeria, we have begun evaluation of our progress towards achievement of specific Sustainable Development Goals on which our country has decided to focus.
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...
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.
- Book PresentationWebcasted event
Information and Communication Technologies for Development Evaluation
Evaluation and the 2030 Agenda
Evaluating sustainable development: how the 2030 Agenda can helpThis briefing looks at how the 2030 Agenda and its goals can provide a sustainable development framing for a broader range of national evaluation efforts. Key issues examined are: assessing how well national policies, programmes and projects fit with one another and across the SDGs; the value of the...
Transforming the world though food and agriculture.This brochure sets out some recommendations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including transforming food systems and agriculture; nourishing humanity while nurturing the environment; investing in rural people and family farmers; and leaving no one behind.
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019)Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns. The latest edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI 2019) gives an updated estimate of the number of hungry people in the world, including regional and national breakdowns, and the latest data on child stunting and...
- OtherNew York and webcasted
Four Years into the 2030 Agenda: Exploring National Evaluation Capacities
WFP Annual Evaluation Report 2018WFP annual evaluation report explains the purpose of evaluation and how it is evolving in line with WFP’s strategic direction and trends in WFP’s operating environment, providing an overview of centralized and decentralized evaluations completed, conducted and planned in the period 2018 to 2019. In...
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?
Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era - Part 2
Evaluation for Agenda 2030Edited by the International Development Evaluation Association - IDEAS, this book presents an authoritative overview of the role of evaluation in generating evidence for informed decision making and learning to advance sustainable development. Agenda 2030 includes the Sustainable Development Goals...
Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era
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...
- Evaluation conferenceAccra, Ghana
2nd African Evidence to Action Conference and Exhibition 2019
Monitoring & Evaluation for Inclusive and Sustainable Food Systems
Evaluation of public policies: a call for action from the EvalMena ConferenceEvalutation practitioners, public officers and academics meeting in Morocco were among those calling for greater inclusion of evaluation in institutional policies and processes in order to strengthen development initiatives.
- Event Proceedings
Investing in evidence to end hunger. A closer look at national opportunities.This brief summarizes the WFP event Investing in evidence to end hunger. A closer look at national opportunities held during the EvalMENA Conference. The World Food Programme (WFP) participation in EvalMENA is part of its commitment to expand the evaluation culture.
- Event Proceedings
Revisiting independence, objectivity and the critically reflective role of evaluation for the SDG eraThe Wilton Park event on Revisiting independence, objectivity, and the critically reflective role of evaluation for the SDG era took place from 25 to 27 June in West Sussex, UK. The purpose of this dialogue was to enable a high level, practical but informal debate, addressing conceptual and...
- Event Proceedings
People, Planet and Progress in the SDG EraThe Independent Evaluation Office and the Government of Turkey co-hosted the 2017 International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) in Istanbul, in collaboration with the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS and the European Evaluation Society (EES). The theme of the conference was...
Breaking walls and building bridges for evidence use in Parliaments: The role of evaluation practitioners
- Evaluation conferencePrague, Czech Republic
IDEAS Global Assembly and Conference 2019
- 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
- Webinar9.00 a.m. New York time
Evaluation for the world we want. Making evaluation useful and influential.
WFP Annual Evaluation Report 2017This evaluation report provides an overview of centralized and decentralized evaluations completed, conducted and planned by the World Food Programme (WFP) in the period 2016-2018 and highlights the various types of evaluation evidence available to support the organization's strategic priorities...
- Evaluation conferenceRabat, Morocco
- Evaluation conferenceMombasa, Kenya
Kenya Monitoring & Evaluation Week
- Evaluation conferenceManila, Phlippines
2nd APEA International Evaluation Conference
Highlights from EvalColomboEvalColombo2018, historical first ever parliamentarians global event on evaluation was successfully held from 17-19 September in Colombo.
- Evaluation conferenceAbidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
9th AfrEA Conference
- Guidance Document
A Guide to SDG interactions: from science to implementationThis report explores the nature of interlinkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is based on the premise that a science-informed analysis of interactions across SDGs domains can support more coherent and effective decision-making, and better facilitate follow-up and monitoring...
EvalForward moving ahead at EvalColombo2018EvalForward first public launch took place at EvalColombo 2018. What are the expectations of the broader evaluation community?