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2021 ARRI learning event

11 November 2021
The Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) is organizing a virtual learning event to present the 2021 edition of its flagship report, the Annual Report on Results and Impact (ARRI). The objective...

Farmer productivity increased in Senegal as risks threaten long-term sustainability of IFAD-supported project

01 October 2021
Rome, 01 October 2021 – The ‘Support to Agricultural Development and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme’ (PADAER) has had a positive impact on agricultural production, rice yields and the income and...

Second Evaluation for Transformational Change Award – deadline extended to 6 October

21 September 2021
Do you know of an evaluation of a development intervention that resulted in transformational change, explicitly linked to the SDGs? Nominate it today for the second Evaluation for Transformational...

New approach to mass mobilization of community labour for restoration of degraded natural resources in Ethiopia

14 September 2021
Rome, 14 September 2021 – The Community-based Integrated Natural Resources Management Project (CBINReMP) in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia was the first to operationalize and build...

Community-driven development: potential benefits and measurable impacts. What is the evidence?

11 September 2021
Rome, 11 September 2021 – Community-driven development (CDD), as a form of people-centred and locally owned development used in many IFAD-supported operations, has been very effective delivering...

Value chain governance intrinsic to inclusiveness of poor or vulnerable groups

11 September 2021
Rome, 11 September 2021 – Value chain governance is a fundamental condition to the inclusiveness and to the distributional effects on the particularly poor, as well as on those groups that are...

European Evaluation Society Online Conference

10 September 2021
This year, the Online Conference of the European Evaluation Society (EES) focused on the theme of “Evaluation in an Uncertain World: Complexity, Legitimacy and Ethics, 6-10 September 2021”. On 10...

Evaluations under COVID and pathways to food security at forefront of Asian Evaluation Week discussions

09 September 2021
Rome, 9 September 2021 – The constraints that the COVID-19 pandemic has posed on evaluators as well as the opportunities to introduce changes in international evaluation practices, and the factors...

Organizational transformation necessary to support value chain transformational interventions

09 September 2021
Rome, 9 September 2021 – “To support transformational interventions, organizations need first to transform themselves”. This succinct, yet incisive observation was the cornerstone of the...

Pathways towards transformational climate action: connecting the worlds of research, evaluation and policy for action

08 September 2021
On Wednesday 8 September, the Wilton Park dialogue on “Pathways towards transformational climate action: connecting the worlds of research, evaluation and policy for action” took place virtually....

2021 Asian Evaluation Week

06 September 2021
The 2021 Asian Evaluation Week (AEW) took place virtually from 6 to 10 September 2021. The event was jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, through the...

Now recruiting: Call for interest for Senior Consultants

25 August 2021
IOE is seeking expressions of interest by senior consultants to contribute to the evaluations during 2022. The senior consultants will support the development of the evaluations' methodology, the...

Time for evidence to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment

28 July 2021
Rome, 28 July 2021 – “It is time for evidence to contribute towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. We are called upon to light a decision-making path for our leaders”, stated Dr...

The UN Food Systems Pre-Summit 2021: Evidence pathways to gender equality and food systems transformation

27 July 2021
7:30 - 8:20 p.m. Rome time This Food Systems Pre-summit parallel session discussed a selection of cross-cutting findings and recommendations emerging from recent evaluations that were of relevance...

Centrality of evaluators uncertain in post-COVID world

05 July 2021
Rome, 5 July 2021 – “The fact that there was almost an absence of strong reaction from the evaluation community in terms of the COVID-19 crisis means that when things change, and this passes,...

Mapping Evaluation for Transformation: Promising practices for the future

01 July 2021
On 1 July 2021, an online discussion on “Mapping Evaluation for Transformation: Promising practices for the future” took place. The event was organized by a team of evaluation and transformation...

Book launch: Evaluation in Contexts of Fragility, Conflict and Violence

29 June 2021
The International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) hosted two launch events for the soon-to-be released book entitled of ‘Evaluation in Fragility, Conflict and Violence’. The first launch...

Tailored approaches to evaluation design necessary in fragile settings

25 June 2021
Rome, 28 June 2021 – In fragile settings, including those affected by conflict and violence, the approach and methodology to design an evaluation needs to be tailored to specific local...

Evaluation report calls for greater focus on pro-poor targeting in Uganda

17 June 2021
Rome, 17 June 2021 – Household income might have more than doubled for beneficiaries of the Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services Project (ATAAS) in Uganda – but evidence...

Second Evaluation for Transformational Change Award

15 June 2021
Do you know of an evaluation of a development intervention that resulted in transformational change, explicitly linked to the SDGs? Nominate it today for the second Evaluation for Transformational...