The evaluation of food security cluster coordination mechanisms was jointly commissioned by the Offices of Evaluation of WFP and FAO – the cluster’s lead agencies. It contributes to accountability and learning, as a pillar of the IASC'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).