Thematic evaluation of IFAD’s support to smallholder farmers’ adaptation to climate change

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is conducting a thematic evaluation (TE) to assess the development effectiveness of IFAD’s support to strengthen smallholder farmers’ adaptation to climate change.

The TE – the first to be conducted by IOE – covers the period 2010-2019. It will consider all IFAD interventions contributing to smallholder adaptation to climate change where: (i) there is a real climate risk; and (ii) the interventions plausibly contributed to smallholders adapting to these climate risks.

The TE seeks to evaluate IFAD’s fitness for the purpose of delivering its climate adaptation commitments and meeting smallholders’ needs to adapt to existing and projected climate risks. The evaluation will provide learning from results achieved on the ground, in order to inform existing and future interventions.

The TE will evaluate IFAD’s performance in a number of areas, including: support to smallholders to manage climate change risks; mainstreaming climate change adaptation into programmes and projects; advocating for climate-sensitive policies and strategies at national and global levels; and testing and scaling up climate-sensitive approaches.

The Approach Paper specifying the evaluation objectives, methodology, process, timelines, and key questions is available at the Download button.

LANGUAGES: English

Joint evaluation on collaboration among the United Nations Rome-based Agencies

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE), with the Evaluation Offices of the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is undertaking a joint corporate-level evaluation (CLE) on collaboration among the three United Nations Rome-based agencies (RBAs) with mandates related to food security and agriculture.

The main objectives of the evaluation are:

  • to assess whether and to what extent collaboration among the RBAs is contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly at the country level;
  • to assess the approach to collaboration among the RBAs as set out in the 2016 paper on “Collaboration among the United Nations Rome-based Agencies: Delivering on the 2020 Agenda”, and more recently in the 2018 Memorandum of Understanding outlining the objectives, principles and areas of collaboration agreed to by the three agencies;
  • to generate evidence on the enablers and constraints to effective collaboration among the RBAs;
  • to identify lessons learned and good practices in tripartite and bipartite collaboration that can be used to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of collaboration among the RBAs, and potentially improve joint resource mobilization particularly at the country level; and
  • to make recommendations on the future strategic direction of collaboration among the RBAs.

These objectives seek to enhance accountability and organizational learning in each agency and to strengthen collaboration among the RBAs, vital to achieving the targets of SDG 2.

The Approach Paper specifying the evaluation objectives, methodology, process, timelines, and key questions is available at the Download button.

LANGUAGES: English

Evaluation synthesis on rural infrastructure

IOE produces evaluation syntheses on selected topics, such as gender, rural youth, fisheries and middle-income countries. The aim is to facilitate learning and wider use of evaluation findings by identifying and capturing accumulated knowledge on common themes and findings across a variety of situations.

Synthesizing existing evaluation material together with latest research thinking allows evaluation evidence to be fed into the decision- making process in an effective way.

The Concept Note specifying the evaluation objectives, methodology, process, timelines, and key questions is available at the Download button.

LANGUAGES: English

Khatlon Livelihoods Support Project in Tajikistan

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is conducting a project performance evaluation (PPE) of the Khatlon Livelihoods Support Project in the Republic of Tajikistan. The PPE will assess project results and impact based on the project completion report validation, other project documents and data, feedback from stakeholders and, should Covid-19 pandemic circumstances allow, a field visit by local consultants.

Undertaken after the completion of an IFAD-funded operation, the PPE generates findings and recommendations that can inform other projects funded by IFAD.

The Approach paper specifying the evaluation objectives, methodology, process, timelines, and key questions is available at the Download button.

LANGUAGES: English

Burundi Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is undertaking a country strategy and programme evaluation (CSPE) in Burundi.

The CSPE, which is the first to be conducted in the country, will assess the results and performance of the partnership between IFAD and the Government of Burundi.

The main objectives of the CSPE are to:

  • assess the results and performance of the IFAD-financed strategy and programme in Burundi;
  • generate findings and recommendations for strengthening and enhancing the overall effectiveness of the IFAD programme in Burundi within the framework of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030; and
  • provide relevant information and knowledge to guide the preparation of the next country strategic opportunities programme.

The Approach Paper specifying the evaluation objectives, methodology, process, timelines, and key questions is available at the Download button.

LANGUAGES: English, French

Pakistan Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is undertaking a country strategy and programme evaluation (CSPE) in Pakistan.

The CSPE will assess the results and performance of the partnership between IFAD and the Government of Pakistan since the last country programme evaluation was concluded in 2008.

The main objectives of the CSPE are to:

  • assess the results and performance of the IFAD-financed strategy and programme in Pakistan;
  • generate findings and recommendations for strengthening and enhancing the overall effectiveness of the IFAD programme in Pakistan within the framework of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030; and
  • provide relevant information and knowledge to guide the preparation of the next country strategic opportunities programme.

The Approach Paper specifying the evaluation objectives, methodology, process, timelines, and key questions will be made available soon.

LANGUAGES: English

Niger Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is undertaking a country strategy and programme evaluation (CSPE) in the Republic of Niger.

The CSPE will assess the results and performance of the partnership between IFAD and the Government of Niger since the last country programme evaluation was concluded in 2010.

The main objectives of the CSPE are to:

  • assess the results and performance of the IFAD-financed strategy and programme in Niger;
  • generate findings and recommendations for strengthening and enhancing the overall effectiveness of the IFAD programme in Niger within the framework of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030; and
  • provide relevant information and knowledge to guide the preparation of the next country strategic opportunities programme.

The Approach Paper specifying the evaluation objectives, methodology, process, timelines, and key questions is available at the Download button.

LANGUAGES: French

Uganda Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is undertaking a country strategy and programme evaluation (CSPE) in the Republic of Uganda.

The CSPE will assess the results and performance of the partnership between IFAD and the Government of Uganda since the last country programme evaluation was concluded in 2013.

The main objectives of the CSPE are to:

  • assess the results and performance of the IFAD-financed strategy and programme in Uganda;
  • generate findings and recommendations for strengthening and enhancing the overall effectiveness of the IFAD programme in Uganda within the framework of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030; and
  • provide relevant information and knowledge to guide the preparation of the next country strategic opportunities programme.

The Approach Paper specifying the evaluation objectives, methodology, process, timelines, and key questions is available at the Download button.

LANGUAGES: English

Morocco Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is undertaking a country strategy and programme evaluation (CSPE) in Morocco.

The CSPE will assess the results and performance of the partnership between IFAD and the Government of Morocco since the last country programme evaluation was concluded in 2008.

The main objectives of the CSPE are to:

  • assess the results and performance of the IFAD-financed strategy and programme in Morocco;
  • generate findings and recommendations for strengthening and enhancing the overall effectiveness of the IFAD programme in Morocco within the framework of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030; and
  • provide relevant information and knowledge to guide the preparation of the next country strategic opportunities programme.

The Approach Paper specifying the evaluation objectives, methodology, process, timelines, and key questions is available at the Download button.

LANGUAGES: English

Madagascar Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is undertaking a country strategy and programme evaluation (CSPE) in the Republic of Madagascar.

The CSPE will assess the results and performance of the partnership between IFAD and the Government of Madagascar since the last country programme evaluation was concluded in 2013.

The main objectives of the CSPE are to:

  • assess the results and performance of the IFAD-financed strategy and programme in Madagascar;
  • generate findings and recommendations for strengthening and enhancing the overall effectiveness of the IFAD programme in Madagascar within the framework of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030; and
  • provide relevant information and knowledge to guide the preparation of the next country strategic opportunities programme.

The Approach Paper specifying the evaluation objectives, methodology, process, timelines, and key questions is available at the Download button.

LANGUAGES: English
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