The Annual Evaluation Report provides a synthesis of findings from evaluations during a year. This analysis helps WFP understand corporate strengths and identify common concerns that require solutions.
The WFP Office of Evaluation's 2016 Annual Evaluation Report (AER) is the first annual report produced under the Evaluation Policy (2016–2021), which aims to strengthen WFP’s contribution to ending global hunger by making evaluation an integral part of all WFP’s work.
The AER is presented in three parts: drawing from 25 individual evaluations grouped under three key thematic areas – L3 Emergency Response, Capacity Development and country-specific evaluations, Part 1 provides synthesized findings and lessons from Office of Evaluation (OEV) reports and highlights overarching lessons for consideration by senior management.
Part 2 reports on developments in WFP’s evaluation function and performance against the Evaluation Policy outcomes.
Finally, Part 3 offers an outlook for the evaluation function in relation to current opportunities and challenges, particularly in this major transition period for WFP’s evaluation function and in the context of WFP’s transformative Integrated Road Map.
The WFP Office of Evaluation's 2015 Annual Evaluation Report (AER) is presented in two parts:
Part 1 provides synthesized findings, lessons and recommendations from Office of Evaluation (OEV) reports and highlights issues that are particularly relevant to WFP’s next Strategic Plan. Reflecting the range of evaluations completed in 2015, this year’s synthesized findings cover 32 evaluations and are grouped under three thematic areas: i) emergency and preparedness, ii) nutrition; and iii) country-specific evaluations.
Part 2 reports on developments in WFP’s evaluation function, notably its new Evaluation Policy (2016-2021), approved in late 2015, and the Office of Evaluation’s performance against its workplan. The Evaluation Policy (2016-2021) is supported by an Evaluation Charter included as an Annex to this report. The charter establishes the mandate, authorities and institutional arrangements for the new evaluation function.
The WFP Office of Evaluation's 2014 Annual Evaluation Report is presented in two parts:
Part 1 provides key messages and makes strategic recommendations for WFP senior management arising from the synthesis of its evaluations completed during the year. In 2014, OEV's evaluations covered a wide range of WFP's work including: 3 country portfolio evaluations (DRC, Indonesia, Uganda); the synthesis of 12 single operations evaluations; two strategic evaluations covering WFP's role in the international humanitarian system (WFP's use of pooled funds and an evaluation of the Global Food Security Cluster conducted jointly with FAO. Two further evaluations assessed the major areas of innovation in WFP's approach, closely associated with its shift from food aid to food assistance, including: the final evaluation of WFP's pilot initiative to link smallholder farmers to agricultural markets Purchase for Progress; and, an evaluation of its Cash and Vouchers Policy. Part 2 reports on OEV's performance against its workplan and progress in strengthening the evaluation function in WFP and internationally, following the 2014 United Nations Evaluation Group/Development Assistance Committee Evaluation Peer Review.
The WFP Office of Evaluation Annual Evaluation Report (AER) makes strategic recommendations for WFP based on the synthesis of findings, conclusions, lessons and recommendations from all evaluations completed by the Office of Evaluation during the previous year, and reports on related evaluation activity. The AER 2012 reflects a wide range of WFP’s work in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, and includes a particular focus on WFP’s Partnership working - a theme identified in all ten evaluations covered by the report
The Annual Evaluation Report for 2011 focuses on lessons arising from implementation to date of WFP’s Strategic Plan 2008-2013. It covers 16 evaluations on: strategic themes in the transition from ‘food aid to food assistance’, such as partnerships and how Country Offices adapt to change; school feeding and WFP support to agricultural small holders and markets; and WFP’s strategic positioning and performance in Haiti, Kenya, Rwanda and Yemen; and others.
The Annual Evaluation Report for 2010 focuses on operational issues arising from evaluations of country portfolios and operations, and impact evaluations of selected school feeding programmes.The findings reaffirm WFP’s corporate areas of strength in responding to emergencies under the most difficult circumstances and in providing school feeding, as one of the Programme’s flagship programmes. However, impact evaluations of these programmes also showed the importance of implementing school feeding in cooperation with partners who invest in education sector improvements. Areas where the greatest improvements can be made relate to food-for-work, where funding often is curtailed and thus strategic objectives moved beyond reach, and nutrition where the ambiguous objectives and small size of programmes make it difficult to demonstrate results
The Annual Evaluation Report for 2009 focuses on activities WFP undertakes to support its core strength of responding to emergencies: preparedness and assessments on one end, and recovery work at the other. The findings are insightful and should again contribute to discussions within the WFP Secretariat and with its membership that lead to improvements in the way WFP works.
This report summarizes the findings of three strategic evaluations (WFP policies for gender, capacity development and HIV and AIDS) and four operations evaluations (in Colombia, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Madagascar) managed and conducted by the Office of Evaluation (OEDE) in 2008.
This is the third WFP Annual Evaluation Report. It summarizes the evaluations conducted in 2006 by the Office of Evaluation and by regional bureaux and country offices. The report has been discussed by the WFP Internal Evaluation Committee and by Board members at the annual informal consultation on evaluation.
The report describes the activities undertaken by OEDE and by regional bureaux and country offices. The second part of this report summarizes the findings and conclusions of 28 evaluations, allowing for an insight into generic and corporate issues that go beyond individual evaluations.
This is the first comprehensive annual evaluation report produced by WFP's Office of Evaluation. it describes the main activities and summarizes findings and lessons of 31 evaluations completed in 2004 by the Office of Evaluation, Regional Bureaux and Country Offices.