2018 ARRI learning event - IOE
On 26 October, the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) held a learning event on the 2018 Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations (ARRI) including its theme on targeting the rural poor.
The objectives of the learning event were to share and further discuss the findings presented in the ARRI 2018, with a particular emphasis on improving IFAD's performance and reaching the rural poor.
The 2018 ARRI presents a synthesis of IFAD’s performance and highlights results and systemic issues from independent evaluations conducted in 2017. The quantitative analysis draws on ratings from 320 evaluations conducted since 2002.
The event was well attended by close to 60 participants, including IFAD staff and representatives from FAO, WFP and IFAD Executive Board. The keynote speaker was Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive, Save the Children UK. Other guest speakers were Margarita Astralaga, Director, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division; Khalida Bouzar, Director, Near East, North Africa and Europe Division; Lisandro Martin, Director, West and Central Africa Division; Fabrizio Felloni, Deputy Director, IOE and Guoqi Wu, Associate Vice-President, Corporate Services Department.