EvalForward (hereinafter the “CoP” or the “Platform”) is a joint initiative of the evaluation offices of FAO, IFAD, WFP and CGIAR to create an online Community of Practice platform whose purpose is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience and to strengthen evaluation capacities for agriculture, food security and rural development.

The designations employed and the presentation of information in the Platform do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the sponsoring agencies concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by sponsoring agencies in preference of others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

FAO, IFAD, WFP and CGIAR explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the content of data, information and materials provided or processed through the CoP. Users are responsible for independently verifying the accuracy and completeness of all such data, information and contents and bear the sole responsibility and risk for their access and use of the contents of third party information.

Under no circumstances shall FAO, IFAD, WFP and CGIAR bear responsibility to any user or third parties for any misrepresentation, inaccuracy, error, omission, deletion, defect, alteration of any content of the CoP, or for its timeliness or completeness.

FAO, IFAD, WFP and CGIAR shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from, or directly or indirectly connected to, the use of, reference to, or reliance on any information contained in the Platform, including, but not limited to, any liability arising from any intentional or negligent misuse, errors, disclosure, undue transfer, loss or destruction of data that may occur.

Hyperlinks to other websites are provided for user’s convenience only and do not imply any official endorsement of or responsibility on the part of FAO, IFAD, WFP and CGIAR for material at those sites, or any associated organization, opinions, ideas, data, product or service or guarantee the validity of the information provided.

Copyright on the EvalForward Platform is shared between FAO, IFAD, WFP and CGIAR. Copyright of the material available on the EvalForward website remains with the individual information provider(s) or original rights holder(s). Users may reuse and information posted on the Platform for non-commercial purposes in line with the objectives of EvalForward without requesting prior written permission, unless otherwise indicated.

Users wishing to contribute to the Platform must register as a member and agree to the specific Terms and Conditions for registration and use of the Platform. Registered members of the CoP can submit content on the website Platform through the online Forum and posting on the Blog section.. Information and data provided by perspective members upon registration is stored in the EvalForward database and is only be used for services related to the CoP.

Registered members will receive regular e-mail updates on ongoing discussions and other key announcements by EvalForward.

All information shared with the EvalForward will be identified with the member’s name and affiliation.