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Burundi Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation – Virtual National Workshop

24 May 2021
The Government of Burundi and the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE), in collaboration with IFAD’s East and Southern Africa Division (ESA), are co-organizing a virtual event for the...

New IFAD Evaluation Policy approved during 132nd Executive Board session

26 April 2021
Rome, 26 April 2021 – At its 132nd session, the IFAD Executive Board endorsed the Fund's revised Evaluation Policy. For the first time, the Policy will cover the entire spectrum of the...

More time needed to sustain innovative community-driven approach in Tajikistan

22 April 2021
Rome, 22 April 2021 – The Khatlon Livelihoods Support Project (KLSP) in Tajikistan featured an innovative community-driven approach, and promoted the use of new agricultural technologies for the...

IFAD President officially introduces IOE Director during 132nd Executive Board session

19 April 2021
Rome, 19 April 2021 – IFAD President, Gilbert F. Houngbo, officially welcomed new IOE Director, Dr Indran A. Naidoo, during the opening of the 132nd session of the organization’s Executive Board...

Innovative territorial approach bolsters living conditions in Niger

15 April 2021
Rome, 15 April 2021 – IFAD co-financed projects have contributed to increasing rural incomes, and improving household assets and living conditions in Niger through an innovative territorial...

EvalGender+/EvalForward webinar on Good practices in Gender-Responsive Evaluation for feeding the world: Agriculture, food security, rural development

15 April 2021
On Thursday, 15 April 2021, Ms Johanna Pennarz, Lead Evaluation Officer, and Mr Eoghan Molloy, Evaluation Officer, delivered a presentation at the EvalGender+/EvalForward webinar on Good practices...

Niger Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation - Virtual National Workshop

15 April 2021
The Government of Niger and the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE), in collaboration with IFAD’s West and Central Africa Division, co-organized a virtual event for the Niger Country...

Community-based and last-mile infrastructure among most successful IFAD investments

26 March 2021
Rome, 26 March 2021 – The construction of irrigation and drinking water infrastructure, roads, bridges and other forms of transport to and from markets are key ingredients of agricultural...

Learning event: Infrastructure at IFAD

26 March 2021
On 26 March 2021, from 10.00 to 12.00 CET (Rome time), the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) held a learning event on IFAD’s support to infrastructure, which presented and discussed...

IFAD co-financed project in Bangladesh is a climate resilience pioneer

17 March 2021
Rome, 17 March 2021 – The Coastal Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Project (CCRIP) co-funded by IFAD, the Asian Development Bank and KfW Development Bank, and implemented in Bangladesh by the Local...

EvalForward Blogpost: Behind the glossy cover - six reflections on communicating evaluations

01 March 2021
Alexander Voccia, Evaluation Knowledge Management and Communication Specialist at IOE, has published a blog post on EvalForward entitled ‘Behind the glossy cover: six reflections on communicating...

Earth-Eval Blogpost: Averting a ‘train wreck’ – Taking stock of environmental consequences of development interventions

15 February 2021
Nanthikesan Suppiramaniam, Lead Evaluation Officer at IOE, has published a blogpost on Earth-Eval entitled ‘Averting a ‘train wreck’ – Taking stock of environmental consequences of development...

EvalForward Blogpost: Making voices count - Gathering community feedback in times of remote evaluation

15 February 2021
Johanna Pennarz, Lead Evaluation Officer at IOE, and Prashanth Kotturi, Evaluation Officer at IOE, have published a blogpost on EvalForward entitled ‘Making voices count - Gathering community...

IFAD-funded projects contribute to higher household incomes in Uganda

05 February 2021
Rome, 5 February 2021 – Rural development projects co-financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have helped to increase household incomes in Uganda over the past seven...

Uganda Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation – virtual national workshop

05 February 2021
The Government of Uganda and the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE), in close collaboration with IFAD’s East and Southern Africa Division, co-organized a virtual event for the Uganda...

IFAD-supported innovations enhance agricultural productivity in Morocco

03 February 2021
Rome, 3 February 2021 – Interventions on local production systems in Morocco, realized through IFAD co-financed projects, have contributed to increased agricultural productivity, sustainable...

IOE’s learning notes on conducting evaluations during the Covid-19 pandemic

26 January 2021
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) has released two learning notes on its practical experience with conducting evaluations under the travel, health and social restrictions...

United Nations Evaluation Group – Annual General Meeting 2021

21 January 2021
On 21 and 22 January 2021, the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) held its virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting opened with the remarks of Mr Masahiro Igarashi, UNEG chair, and...

Coastal Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Project, Bangladesh – Project performance evaluation

14 January 2021
Watch this video by the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) on the upcoming project performance evaluation of the IFAD Coastal Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Project, Bangladesh. The...

Morocco Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation – Virtual National Workshop

07 January 2021
The Government of Morocco 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...