Date(s) - 04/12/2023 - 07/12/2023
Date: 4th – 7th December 2023
Location: Rome, Italy
The United Nations World Food Programme will host the first Impact Evaluation Forum at its headquarters in Rome, Italy. Bringing together governments, donors, UN agencies, NGOs, academia and WFP colleagues, the
WFP Impact Evaluation Forum will share new evidence, facilitate collaboration, and exchange experiences on WFP’s innovative work in impact evaluation.
As the international community takes action to rescue the Sustainable Development Goals, funders and partners are increasingly calling for greater proof that programmes based on their investments are effective and value for money. The critical role that evidence plays in learning, accountability and decision-making is recognised by WFP in its Strategic Plan (2022-2025) and exemplified in its commitment to impact evaluation.
Impact evaluation helps show the difference interventions make to people and demonstrate which interventions do – and do not – work. The rigorous evidence that impact evaluations deliver is both globally significant and operationally relevant to better design WFP programmes and policies, maximise cost efficiency, improve performance and support better decision making.
Today, through its Impact Evaluation Strategy (2019-2026), WFP is spearheading work to increase the use of impact evaluations in humanitarian as well as development settings. The Forum aims to bridge gaps in evidence generation, enhance practitioner capacity, and drive positive change.