Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services Project in Uganda

Uganda  
janvier 2020

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) will conduct a project performance evaluation (PPE) of the Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services Project in the Republic of Uganda. The PPE will assess project results and impact based on the project completion report validation and a field mission. 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 will be made available soon.

LANGUAGES: English

Village Development Programme in Indonesia

Indonesia  
janvier 2020

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) will conduct a project performance evaluation (PPE) of the Village Development Programme in the Republic of Indonesia. The PPE will assess project results and impact based on the project completion report validation and a field mission. 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 will be made available soon.

LANGUAGES: English

Coastal Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project in Bangladesh

Bangladesh  
janvier 2020

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) will conduct a project performance evaluation (PPE) of the Coastal Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The PPE will assess project results and impact based on the project completion report validation and a field mission. 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 will be made available soon.

LANGUAGES: English

Rural Economic Development Project in the Central and Eastern Provinces (Prorural Centro y Este) in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic  
janvier 2020
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) will conduct a project performance evaluation (PPE) of the Rural Economic Development Project in the Central and Eastern Provinces (Prorural Centro y Este) in the Dominican Republic. The PPE will assess project results and impact based on the project completion report validation and a field mission. 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 will be made available soon.
LANGUAGES: English

Newsletter Issue n. 27 - December 2019

décembre 2019

IOE has released its twenty-seventh electronic newsletter. The aim is to promote transparency and share knowledge with partners and stakeholders about key developments related to IOE’s work.

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LANGUAGES: English

Niger: Food Security and Development Support Project in the Maradi Region

Niger  
décembre 2019

IOE has prepared an impact evaluation of the Food Security and Development Support Project in the Maradi Region (PASADEM).

Maradi is one of Niger’s most vulnerable regions, with a prevailing poverty rate of 87 per cent and a child (0-59 months) severe chronic malnutrition rate of 54 per cent. PASADEM aimed to improve the food and nutritional security of 65,000 rural households by establishing five economic development hubs (EDHs), combining support to agro-pastoral productivity, market access and food resilience for vulnerable households.

The impact evaluation highlights important achievements as well as rural poverty issues that still need to be addressed. It found that PASADEM contributed to important improvements in food security and resilience: for example, the period of food sufficiency was extended by one month.

However, the costs and time required to construct the infrastructure associated with EDHs had been underestimated, and the limited infrastructure constrained access to the market centres developed.

One of the evaluation’s recommendations is to augment – within the EDH framework – actions to improve the food and nutritional security of poor and vulnerable rural populations. In addition, the implementation of at least one EDH in each region should be finalized, in order to assess the effectiveness and impact of EDHs as development models.

LANGUAGES: French

Helping transform rural lives: Major achievements of IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation 2014-2019

décembre 2019

In 2014-2019, amidst the pressures of climate change and the need to achieve Agenda 2030’s pledge to “leave no one behind”, IFAD continued extensive structural and operational reforms, all the while remaining firmly committed to improving the lives of the rural poor.

In this dynamic context, the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) played a more critical role than ever, carrying out its mission to promote accountability and learning by providing independent evaluations of IFAD’s work.

Helping Transform Rural Lives: Major Achievements of IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation 2014-2019 explains IOE’s operations and highlights its main accomplishments and innovations of the past five years, as it strove towards excellence in evaluation in the service of advancing rural development.

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LANGUAGES: English

Technical Innovations for Rural Poverty Reduction

novembre 2019

The Independent Office of Evaluation has prepared an evaluation synthesis report on Technical Innovations for Rural Poverty Reduction, drawing information from evaluations undertaken between 2010 and 2018. The report serves as a building block for the upcoming corporate-level evaluation on Innovation and Productivity Growth for Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture, which will provide a wider assessment of IFAD’s work on innovation.

The evaluation synthesis report found technical innovations to be mainstreamed in IFAD. In fact, the majority of IFAD projects feature a variety of innovations, especially in the categories of crop diversification, livestock and crop management. The innovations have brought about principally two types of change: productivity enhancing and, to a lesser extent, transformative change. Productivity enhancing innovations improve returns to land, labour and capital through incremental changes to the farm business. Transformative innovations, on the other hand, significantly alter farming system structures and functions by introducing new enterprises or radically different ways of agricultural technologies.

While transformative innovations are considered higher-risk and usually require broader packages of support to be successful, they have the potential for higher rewards. IFAD should enhance its focus on transformative processes, including by leveraging its strengths in providing the necessary support and facilitating relevant partnerships, while ensuring that the risks associated with innovations are carefully managed.

LANGUAGES: English

Ardahan-Kars-Artvin Development Project in Turkey

Turkey  
novembre 2019

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is undertaking a project performance evaluation (PPE) of the Ardahan-Kars-Artvin development project in Turkey. The PPE will assess the performance of the IFAD project; and generate findings and recommendations for the design and implementation of ongoing and future operations in Turkey.

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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