OUTCOME MONITORING OF USDA McGOVERN DOLE FOOD FOR EDUCATION AND CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMME IN NEPAL

Client

World Food Programme (WFP Nepal)

Project Period

May to December, 2019

Project Area

Achham, Baitadi, Bajura, Bajhang, Darchula, Doti, and Dadeldhura, Dailekh, Jajarkot, and Rukum (West), and Rukum (East)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) McGovern Dole (MGD) Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (FFEP) contributes to better education, child development and food security in low-income, food-deficit countries worldwide. This World Food Program (WFP) implements these programs that supports the Government of Nepal (GoN) initiative of improving and increasing children’s access to quality education through its School Meal Program (SMP) since 1974.

SW Nepal (SWN) is assigned by WFP to conduct outcome monitoring of Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.

Objective

The objective of this outcome monitoring is:
• To inform management decision making and corrective actions at country level
• To identify Intended or unintended effects of WFP interventions
• To demonstrate accountability at country and corporate levels and demonstrate results to stakeholders

Services Provided by SW Nepal

SWN activities to meet the objectives includes the following:
• Develop quantitative and qualitative data collection tools.
• Engage, train and mobilize field researchers.
• Administer questionnaire surveys to a total 1,944 Grade III students from 324 schools in remote western areas of Nepal
• Carry out Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) with Headmasters, Food Management Committee (SMC) Members and stakeholders.

Outputs

SWN delivers a comprehensive final evaluation report with data analysis, key findings, lessons learnt and offers actionable recommendations.