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Tunisia and IFAD to discuss results of evaluation and future opportunities for the rural development

17 October 2018

17 October 2018 – The Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Government of Tunisia are holding a one-day workshop to reveal the conclusions of an independent evaluation of IFAD's country strategy and programme in Tunisia.

The workshop will present the main conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation, which analyses 15 years of work that IFAD has undertaken together with the Tunisian government. The event will also be an opportunity to discuss innovations, and how IFAD can best support Tunisia. IFAD is determined to strengthen partnerships and better target its interventions towards the rural poor and especially the most vulnerable.

The workshop will bring together representatives of the Government, IFAD senior management and staff, civil society organizations, and international development cooperation institutions. They will discuss key issues and strategic priorities to develop a future Country Strategy. The strategy aims to  enhance development effectiveness and eradicate rural poverty.

  • WHAT: National workshop to present Country Programme Evaluation of IFAD's operations in Tunisia.
    Co-organized by Tunisia's Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation; Tunisia's Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries; and IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation, in close collaboration with IFAD's Near East, North Africa and Europe Division.
  • WHEN: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 9:00 - 16:30
  • WHERE: Hotel Ramada Plaza, Tunis, Tunisia

Note to editors:

Media are welcome to attend the national workshop. The following members of the IFAD delegation will be available for interviews:

  • Fabrizio Felloni, Deputy Director, Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD;
  • Michael Dominique Carbon, Senior Evaluation Officer, Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD;
  • Khalida Bouzar, Regional Director, Near East, North Africa and Europe Division, representing IFAD Senior Management
  • Philippe Remy, Country Programme Manager, Near East, North Africa and Europe Division.

Contact:

Aida Fehri, Ministry of Agriculture, Tel. (+216) 28 780 880, Email: aida.fehri@iresa.agrinet.tn

For interviews with IFAD staff:

Norah de Falco, IOE Communication Specialist, Tel. +39 06 5459 2786, Email:n.defalco@ifad.org

Mouhab Alawar, Regional Communication Officer for Near East, North Africa and Europe, Tel. +39 06 5459 2716, Email: m.alawar@ifad.org


MA/11/2018

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$20.4 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 480 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub.

About the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE): 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 communicates and shares IFAD’s knowledge and experience in agriculture and rural development with a wider audience.