First draft of the CFS Evaluation Report is now online!

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CFS Evaluation

Background information

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) commissioned an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of the CFS reforms that were initiated in 2009.

In October 2013 at its Fortieth Session, the Committee endorsed the recommendation to conduct periodic assessments of CFS effectiveness in improving policy frameworks, especially at country level, and in promoting participation of and coherence among stakeholders on food security and nutrition. At the same session, the Committee decided that an evaluation of the progress of the reforms should be conducted including progress made towards the overall objective of the CFS and its three outcomes.

The purpose of the evaluation as set out in the Concept Note endorsed by the Bureau of the CFS is to:

  1. Produce evidence regarding whether CFS, as a multi stakeholder forum, is achieving the vision outlined in the Reform Documents and its expected outcomes;
  2. Assess the extent to which CFS is performing its roles outlined in the Reform Document, efficiently and effectively, and if so, with what impact;
  3. Review the working arrangements, including the multi-year programme of work of CFS in order to assess how the decision-making processes and planning may be impacting effectiveness;
  4. Propose forward-looking recommendations to enable CFS to respond effectively to the emerging food security and nutrition challenges, to further strengthen it comparative advantages and to enhance its leadership role in improving global food security and nutrition; and
  5. Generate learning regarding multi-stakeholder collaboration, to which the CFS represents a possible model to be replicated.

 

Process 2017

First draft of the CFS Evaluation Report

Submission of the first draft of the CFS Evaluation Report
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Presentation of the Report

Presentation of the CFS Evaluation Report
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Deadline to send written comments

Deadline to send written comments
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Submission of the Second draft

Submission of the Second draft
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Deadline to submit written comments

Deadline to submit written comments
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Submission of the final version of the CFS Evaluation Report

Submission of the final version of the CFS Evaluation Report
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Advisory Group and Bureau Meeting - CFS Evaluation Follow up

CFS Evaluation Follow up
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CFS 44 Plenary Session

Adoption of an Action Plan
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3 March

CSM written comments to the first Draft of the CFS Evaluation Report

17 February

Presentation of the CFS Evaluation Report to CFS members and participants. Follow-up the discussion via webstream at the following link: www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4308/icode

CSM Preliminary Speaking Points delivered during the meeting

1 February 

Evaluation of the Committee of World Food Security (First Draft)

Process 2016

29 November 2016

Workshop on CFS Evaluation Preliminary Findings

October 2016

Read CSM Working Paper “CFS at a crossroads: 7 years after the Reform”  – CSM Draft Reflection paper on the Status of Health of the CFS in 2016

CFS Evaluation Guiding Questions for the Focus Group Discussion with CSM

Guidance Note on CFS Evaluation Country Visits

The CFS evaluation team will do as well country visits in the months of October and November 2016:

  • USA
  • Uganda
  • Senegal
  • Brussels
  • France
  • Philippines
  • Panama
  • Jordan
  • Trinidad and Tobago (cancelled)

August 2016

Final Inception Report

July 2016