In the context of the gLOCAL week, the evaluation offices of FAO, IFAD and WFP with the support of EvalForward organized a virtual learning event on 4 June 2020. The event was dedicated to discussing innovative methods and approaches in evaluation, and on how innovations can provide lessons for progress under SDG2 “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”.
Mr Hansdeep Khaira, Evaluation Officer, IFAD, participated in the parallel session Innovative approaches and tools for evaluation. The session discussed approaches that evaluation can adopt in times of crisis and presented practical methods and tools such as remote sensing and synthesis, and more.
Ms Johanna Pennarz and Mr Maximin Kouessi Kodjio, Lead Evaluation Officers, IOE, took part in the parallel session Learning from experience: Community-driven development approaches and innovations. The session illustrated how evaluations contribute to knowledge and learning, using the cases of the evaluation synthesis on community-driven development (CDD) approaches and the corporate-level evaluation on innovations in IFAD.