Rome, 24 May 2023 – Members of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) discussed the Initiative’s annual work plan, provided inputs to its strategic guidance, and reviewed its key performance indicators during the 2023 Annual Partnership Council. As a key partner and founding member of the GEI, the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) was represented by its Deputy Director, Fabrizio Felloni.
Mr Felloni actively participated in the Council’s deliberations, as GEI members addressed the status of GEI’s implementation, with special emphasis on deliverables and planned activities for the next year. Participants endorsed the overall direction of GEI’s work and proposed evaluation methods, in addition to focusing on key operational matters for GEI’s future success.
Speaking at the event, Mr Felloni also presented the latest effort underway to enhance M&E capacity in Uzbekistan. The initiative is carried out by GEI in consultation with the EU ASK Facility – an EU-funded technical assistance project to help Uzbekistan with the implementation of the Agri-food Development Strategy of Uzbekistan for 2020-2030 – and with the Regional Division of IFAD for Near East, North Africa and central Asia. The initiative started after a country-level evaluation conducted by IOE in Uzbekistan.
GEI is an alliance of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, and centres for higher education and research. The Initiative supports developing countries in strengthening their monitoring and evaluation systems to help governments gather and use evidence that improves the lives of their citizens. The Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank leads the Initiative, in collaboration with the Independent Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme.
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