The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey and the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) are co-organizing a national round-table workshop for the Turkey Country Programme Evaluation (CPE), as a final step in the evaluation process. The objectives of the workshop are to:
- Discuss emerging issues from the Turkey CPE including improving targeting to ensure inclusiveness and equal opportunities for the rural poor, enhancing non-lending activities and synergies with the portfolio, and strengthening focus on gender and youth.
- provide inputs for the preparation of the evaluation’s Agreement at Completion Point (ACP); and
- discuss the opportunities and challenges of the IFAD-Government of Turkey partnership in the future, taking into account Turkey’s country context evolution, as well as IFAD’s policies and priorities in middle-income countries (MICs).
The workshop will take place in Ankara on 28 January 2016 and will entail the participation of representatives from the Government of Turkey, IFAD Management and staff, multilateral and bilateral development organizations, project management staff of IFAD-funded projects and programmes covered by the CPE, academics and research institutions, private sector and foundations, non-governmental organizations, and selected resource persons.