The evaluation of food security cluster coordination mechanisms was jointly commissioned by the Offices of Evaluation of WFP and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – the cluster’s lead agencies. It contributes to accountability and learning, as a pillar of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Transformative Agenda. The evaluation focuses on the utility and effects of food security coordination at the country level.
Overall, the evaluation found that food security coordination had a positive effect on participating organizations. While performance varied among countries, the coordination mechanisms assessed made consistent, positive contributions by facilitating networking and helping to build trust; reducing duplication of efforts; enhancing reporting; and, in some cases, setting and disseminating standards. By avoiding duplication and enabling humanitarian organizations to redirect resources, food security coordination had a positive effect on the coverage of services provided, although no data are available to quantify this effect.
This section includes documents related to the evaluation.
- Final Summary Report of the Joint FAO-WFP Evaluation of the Food Security Cluster Coordination is available both at WFP website and FAO website.
- Management Response to the Recommendations of the Joint FAO-WFP Evaluation of the Food Security Cluster Coordination is the available both at WFP website and FAO website).