Part 1 explains the purpose of evaluation and how it is evolving in line with WFP's strategic direction and trends in its operating environments. It gives and overview of centralized and decentralized evaluations completed, conducted and planned in the period 2016-2018 and highlights the various types of evaluation evidence available to support the organization's strategic priorities.
Part 2 examines the performance of WFP evaluation. It reports major developments in the function and assess progress against six Key Performance Indicators established to measure progress against the outcomes listed in the Evaluation Policy (2016-2021).
Part 3 looks ahead, presenting the outlook for the evaluation function and highlighting areas for attention in the coming years.
Unlike previous annual evaluation reports, this year's report doest not provide a synthesis of centralized evaluations completed in the preceding year. That is because from 2018 the Office of Evaluation plans to present a variety of synthesis reports on specific topics.