The Government of Madagascar and the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE), in collaboration with IFAD’s East and Southern Africa Division, co-organized a virtual event for the Madagascar Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation (CSPE), as a final step in the evaluation process.
The virtual event was held on 4 June 2020 and was attended by over 35 participants. These included representatives from the Government of Madagascar, IFAD Management and staff (including IOE), management staff of projects and programmes co-funded by IFAD covered by the CSPE, and selected members of multilateral and bilateral partners and producer organizations.
Mr Fabrizio Felloni, Interim Officer-in-Charge, IOE, opened the event with opening remarks, followed by speeches from Sara Mbago-Bhunu, Regional Director, East and Southern Africa, IFAD, and Fanomezantsoa Lucien Ranarivelo, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Madagascar.
Mónica Lomeña-Gelis, Senior Evaluation Officer, IOE, then explored the main issues emerging from the Madagascar CSPE, as well as the opportunities and challenges of the IFAD-Government partnership in the future.