Presentation of the results of the first evaluation of the activities and investments of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Angola

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Presentation of the results of the first evaluation of the activities and investments of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Angola

The evaluation has been conducted by the Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) of IFAD

The Angolan government and IFAD are presenting an analysis of the achievements in their fight against rural poverty and the challenges that lie ahead in the country.

  • WHAT: Media are invited to participate in this one-day workshop to present the results and recommendations of IFAD’s first Country Strategy and Programme Evaluation in Angola. The evaluation spans the period between 2005 and 2017.
  • WHO: Co-organized by the Angolan Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development  and IOE. Speakers will include His Excellency Mr Marcos Alexandre Nhunga, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Angola and Oscar A. Garcia, Director of IOE, among others.
  • WHEN: 22 May at 9:00
  • WHERE: Hotel Diamante,  Rua das Kipakas, Luanda, Angola.

The workshop will present the main findings and recommendations of the evaluation conducted by IOE, analysing 12 years of work that IFAD has undertaken together with the Angolan government. It analyses one completed and three on-going projects in eight of Angola's 18 provinces for a total project cost of US$107.3 million of which $54.2 million are financed by IFAD.

During the workshop, lessons learned from IFAD-supported projects in terms of gender equality and youth will be discussed, as well as sustainable management of natural resources and adaptation to climate change. The event also presents an opportunity to discuss how IFAD can support Angola to reinforce the human resources capacities of the implementation agencies working in the country.

The workshop will bring together representatives of the Government, IFAD senior management and staff, donors, civil society organizations, private sector and international development cooperation institutions for a joint discussion on key issues and strategic priorities for the preparation of the future Country Strategy with the final goal of  enhancing development effectiveness and eradicating rural poverty.

The following members of the IFAD delegation will be available for interviews:

  • Oscar A. Garcia, Director of the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD.
  • Lisandro Martin, Director, Representing IFAD Senior Management.
  • Abla Benhammouche, Country Director for Angola, IFAD.

For accreditation, kindly, send details to: Yolanda Polo Tejedor [email protected]


Media Alert No: IFAD/06/2018

IFAD has invested in rural people for 40 years, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, IFAD has provided about US$20.2 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached some 476 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome – the United Nation’s food and agriculture hub. For more information, visit

The Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) conducts evaluations of IFAD-financed policies, strategies and operations to promote accountability and learning. The main purpose is to contribute to improving IFAD's and its partners' performance in reducing rural poverty in recipient countries. IOE's independent evaluations assess the impact of IFAD-funded activities and give an analysis of successes and shortcomings – to tell it the way it is – as well as identify factors affecting performance. Based on the key insights and recommendations drawn from evaluation findings, IOE also communicates and shares IFAD’s knowledge and experience in agriculture and rural development with a wider audience.