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Ashwani Muthoo, IOE Deputy Director, addresses the media in India

On the fringes of the learning workshop on the India Impact Evaluation held in New Delhi, on 11 June 2015, Ashwani Muthoo, Deputy Director of the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) shared insights with the media about the findings of the impact evaluation and IFAD's role in making smallholder farming profitable in India.

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Just released: IOE evaluation news no. 9!

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) has released its ninth electronic newsletter. The aim is to promote transparency and share knowledge with partners and stakeholders about key developments related to IOE's work.

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Impact Evaluation of the Jharkhand Chhattisgarh Tribal Development Programme in India

IOE has just published an Impact Evaluation on the Jharkhand Chhattisgarh Tribal Development Programme in India.
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The Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) conducts evaluations of IFAD-financed policies, strategies and operations to promote accountability and learning. The main purpose is to contribute to improving IFAD's and its partners' performance in reducing rural poverty in recipient countries.

IOE's independent evaluations assess the impact of IFAD-funded activities and give an analysis of successes and shortcomings – to tell it the way it is – as well as identify factors affecting performance.

Based on the key insights and recommendations drawn from evaluation findings, IOE also communicates and shares IFAD’s knowledge and experience in agriculture and rural development with a wider audience.

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