Presentation of the results of the first evaluation of the activities and investments of the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Peru

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Presentation of the results of the first evaluation of the activities and investments of the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Peru

Peru - Management of Natural Resources in the Southern Highlands Project (MARENASS) ©IFAD/Pablo Corral Vega

The evaluation has been conducted by the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) of IFAD

The Peruvian government and IFAD are presenting an analysis of the achievements in their fight against rural poverty and the challenges that lie ahead in the country.

What: Presentation of the results and recommendations of IFAD’s first Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation in Peru. The evaluation spans the period between 2002 and 2016.

Who: Co-organized by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and IOE, speakers will include, the Associate Vice-President, ad interim, Strategy and Knowledge Department at the IFAD, Paul Winters, and the Director of IOE, Oscar Garcia, among others.

When: 6 February at 11:00 at the Hotel Westin, Calle de las Begonias 450, San Isidro, Lima.

The press conference will present the main findings and recommendations of the evaluation conducted by IOE, analysing 14 years of work that IFAD has undertaken together with the Peruvian government. A total of six projects have been implemented in the regions of Sierra Sur, Sierra Norte, Selva Alta and in the watershed areas of the rivers Apurimac and Mantaro.

The press conference is part of a one-day national workshop being held to discuss the implications of the evaluation, and how its recommendations can be brought forward in IFAD’s new country strategy for Peru. The workshop will bring together representatives of the Government, civil society organizations, the private sector and international development cooperation institutions.

The following members of the IFAD delegation will be available for interviews:

  • Paul Winters, Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department at IFAD.
  • Oscar García, Director of the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD
  • Joaquín Lozano, Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Division of IFAD
  • Jesús Quintana, IFAD Representative in Peru
  • Simona Somma, IFAD Evaluation Officer

Media Alert No: 03/2018

IFAD has invested in rural people for 40 years, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided US$19.7 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 474 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub.

The Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) conducts evaluations of IFAD-financed policies, strategies and operations to promote accountability and learning. The main purpose is to contribute to improving IFAD's and its partners' performance in reducing rural poverty in recipient countries. IOE's independent evaluations assess the impact of IFAD-funded activities and give an analysis of successes and shortcomings – to tell it the way it is – as well as identify factors affecting performance. Based on the key insights and recommendations drawn from evaluation findings, IOE also shares IFAD’s knowledge and experience in agriculture and rural development with a wider audience. For more information, please visit:

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Yolanda Polo Tejedor

IOE Communication Officer