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Infrastructure at IFAD (2001-2019)

March 2021
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) has prepared an evaluation synthesis report on Infrastructure at IFAD (2001-2019). Approximately 30 per cent of all approved IFAD funding during...

Community-driven development in IFAD-supported projects

April 2020
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) has prepared an evaluation synthesis report on Community-Driven Development (CDD), based on an in-depth review of a representative sample of IFAD...

Technical Innovations for Rural Poverty Reduction

November 2019
The Independent Office of Evaluation has prepared an evaluation synthesis report on Technical Innovations for Rural Poverty Reduction, drawing information from evaluations undertaken between 2010...

Inclusive financial services for the rural poor

June 2019
Access to financial services is essential to lift people out of poverty as it allows them to seize economic opportunities and increase their welfare. It is seen as an important component of the...

IFAD’s support to livelihoods involving aquatic resources from small-scale fisheries, small-scale aquaculture and coastal zones

December 2018
The Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) has prepared an evaluation synthesis report on IFAD’s support to livelihoods involving aquatic resources from small-scale fisheries, small-scale...

Building partnerships for enhanced development effectiveness – a review of country-level experiences and results

March 2018
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) has conducted an evaluation synthesis on building partnerships for enhanced development effectiveness – a review of country-level experiences and...

IFAD’s Country-level Policy Dialogue

July 2017
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD has just released the evaluation synthesis “IFAD’s Country-level Policy Dialogue”. The synthesis examines IFAD's engagement with partner governments...

IFAD’s Support to Scaling Up of Results

March 2017
Evaluation synthesis IFAD defines scaling up as "expanding, adapting and supporting successful policies, programmes and knowledge, so that they can leverage resources and partners to deliver larger...

What works for gender equality and women’s empowerment – a review of practices and results

March 2017
Evaluation synthesis The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) has just released the evaluation synthesis report “What works for gender equality and women’s empowerment – a review of...

Smallholder Access to Markets: Evaluation Synthesis

November 2016
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) undertook an evaluation synthesis on smallholder farmers' access to markets. The exercise was based on a desk review, mainly IOE evaluations...

Environment and Natural Resource Management: Evaluation Synthesis

June 2016
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD has reviewed the Fund's support of Environment and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) through an examination of 72 evaluations conducted between 2010...

Non-lending Activities in the Context of South-South Cooperation: Evaluation Synthesis

June 2016
Support to South-South cooperation (SSC) has been a high priority for IFAD and its Member States since the consultation process of the Eighth Replenishment of IFAD's Resources. The Independent...

FAO's and IFAD's Engagement in Pastoral Development

February 2016
FAO's and IFAD's Engagement in Pastoral Development Joint Evaluation Synthesis. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural...

IFAD's Engagement with Indigenous Peoples: Evaluation Synthesis

January 2016
IFAD has been financing projects in support of indigenous peoples since 1979, in particular in Latin America and Asia. According to United Nations estimates, there are more than 370 million...

Rural Youth Evaluation synthesis report

June 2014
Evaluation Synthesis. IFAD started enhancing its focus on rural youth in the last decade and particularly in 2010, when the Strategic Framework for the period 2011–2015 reflected the Fund's...

IFAD’s Engagement in Middle-income Countries: Evaluation Synthesis

June 2014
The evaluation synthesis concludes that there is a solid cause for IFAD’s continued engagement in middle-income countries (MICs). In fact, IFAD remains a relevant and highly valued partner for...

Water Conservation and Management Evaluation synthesis report

April 2014
Evaluation synthesis. Overall, IFAD’s engagement in the water sector has improved also as a result of better performance in related sectors such as financial services, value addition and market...

Rural differentiation and smallholder development

September 2013
This synthesis report is based on two main sources of information: review of current external literature; and IFAD sources (a review of IOE evaluations, Programme Management Department (PMD)...

IFAD’s Engagement with Cooperatives - A Study in Relation to the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives

July 2013
Cooperatives are not the only farmers' organizations (FOs) to receive IFAD support. However, because the United Nations has designated 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC), it was...

Evaluation synthesis: Results-based Country Strategic Opportunities Programmes

June 2013
In December 2011, the Executive Board requested the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD to prepare a synthesis report on the experience gained in results-based country strategic opportunities...