The main purpose of the evaluation was to provide IFAD with an independent review of the ILC’s progress in achieving its mission and objective. It was also intended to inform the Coalition Council about ILC’s institutional and programmatic progress, focusing on ILC’s relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency. Approximately 120 individuals were consulted for the review. Data were collected through interviews, surveys, observations, and correspondence. Site visits were conducted to ILC and IFAD offices in Rome and to seven African and Latin American countries. The team developed four case studies of ILC’s activities with the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization, IFAD and the World Bank.