This is the fifth annual evaluation report produced under WFP’s Evaluation Policy (2016–2021). The report is presented in three parts.
Part 1 - What are evaluations for? - looks at how the evaluation function is evolving in line with WFP’s strategic direction and trends in WFP’s operating environment. It gives an overview of centralized and decentralized evaluations completed, conducted and planned in 2020 and 2021 and ongoing impact evaluations and highlights the types of evaluation evidence contributing to the strategic priorities of WFP.
Part 2 - How are we doing? - explores the overall performance of WFP’s evaluation function. It starts by highlighting the main developments in the function during 2020 and assessing the key performance indicators for measuring progress towards the outcomes set out in the Evaluation Policy (2016–2021). It then reflects on progress in strengthening evaluation capacities, the quality and use of evaluations and developments in evaluation partnerships and concludes with a look at resourcing of the evaluation function.
Part 3 - Where are we going? - looks ahead, presenting the outlook for the evaluation function and highlighting areas for attention in the coming years, along with strategic priorities identified for each of the objectives of the evaluation policy.