Sudan Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation – Virtual National Workshop

The Government of Sudan and the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE), in collaboration with IFAD’s Near East, North Africa and Europe Division, co-organized a virtual event for the Sudan Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation (CSPE), as a final step in the evaluation process.

The virtual event was held on 22 June 2020 and entailed the participation of several representatives of the Government of Sudan, including project coordinators, and IFAD Management and staff (including IOE).

Mr Abdelgader M. Ahmed Turkawi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources delivered the opening remarks. These were followed by statements from: Mr Adil Farah Idris, Undersecretary, Ministry of Animal Resources; Mr Fabrizio Felloni, Interim Officer-in-Charge, IOE; and Ms Dina Saleh, representing the Director of IFAD’s Near East, North Africa and Europe Division.

Ms Fumiko Nakai, Senior Evaluation Officer, IOE, presented the main findings emerging from the CSPE and recommendations for future activity. After a session for comments and discussion, speeches and statements were given by: Mr Tarek Ahmed, IFAD Country Director for Sudan; Mr Donal Brown, Associate Vice-President, IFAD; His Excellency Abdelwahab Mohamed Elhijazi Mohamed Khair, Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to Italy; and Mr Mekki Mirghani Osman, Undersecretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, who delivered the event’s closing remarks.