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Workshop: Measuring the Impact of Food Security Related Programming

6 Dec 2010
, Rome
, Italy


In recent years there has been increased interest in evaluating the impact of development projects. However there has been a gap regarding food security related projects. FAO, with support from the EC-FAO programme, has thus organized a workshop on methods for evaluating the impact of food security related programmes.



  • Produce impact evaluation guidelines for food security programmes
  • Write a workshop report that outlines the major gaps, methodological constraints and the best way of addressing issues
  • Inform the creation of a Food Security Impact Evaluation Programme in FAO by identifying:  appropriate methods and practices; how to efficiently target effort and resources; and external partners.


FAO Headquarters, Nigeria room

Target Audience


Impact evaluation


  • Discuss quantitative methods for evaluating the impact of food security programmes. This includes learning from empirical methods used in programmes in Latin America and Africa.
  • Identify the methodological challenges and gaps in assessing impact on food security
  • Promote scientific debate on the topic by discussing state-of-the-art approaches to impact evaluation in areas related to food security


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 fs_impact_assessment_gaarder .pdf
 Food security and nutrition indicators for impact assessment.pdf


The “Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction” programme is funded by the European Union with additional resources provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The programme is managed by FAO and collaborates with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP)”