Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Paving the way to enhanced learning institutions through evaluations

By Oscar A. Garcia, Director, Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD
Oscar Garcia
In recent years, multilateral development organizations and international financial institutions have given serious thought to how learning and knowledge-sharing can provide a cutting edge to improve their development effectiveness.

 Development institutions are increasingly engaging in knowledge management, generating, sharing and applying knowledge to improve practices and scale up success. Learning is gradually being integrated into key business processes – for example, by establishing learning networks and communities of practice – accompanied by appropriate incentives to help drive a culture of innovation and sharing. With all these changes and efforts happening at all levels, is learning actually taking place?

Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and IFAD meet to discuss evaluation of IFAD’s country programme

Dar es Salaam, 20 January 2015 – The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will co-organize a national workshop in Dar es Salaam, at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, on 29 January 2015. The event will represent a conclusive step in the country programme evaluation that IOE has recently conducted to assess IFAD’s operations and strategy in Tanzania.

The workshop will focus on the main findings and recommendations that emerged from the country programme evaluation, including key strategic issues such as combining the support to sector-wide approaches and individual projects in Tanzania; emerging Public-Private- Partnership opportunities and strategies for IFAD to support agriculture and livestock value chain development; and developing more effective partnerships for up-scaling initiatives and for policy dialogue.