Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty


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.

In focus

new! Evaluation newsletter: Issue 5 - June 2014

new! IFAD’s Engagement in Middle-income Countries Evaluation synthesis
Executive summary | Full document | Profile

IFAD Replenishments Corporate-level evaluation
Executive summary
| Full document | Press release | Profile | Insights



new! Republic of Ecuador Country Programme Evaluation Executive summary English | Spanish | Full document | Profile | Insights


new! Evaluation profile: A strong partnership for rural poverty reduction - China Country Programme Evaluation English | PDF version | Insights


Kingdom of Lesotho Project performance assessment
Executive summary | Full document

    ARRI 2013: Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD operations

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Contact information

  • Independent Office of Evaluation
    International Fund for Agricultural Development
    Via Paolo di Dono, 44
    Rome 00142
    Tel +39 0654592521
    Fax +39 0654593521