14 December 2010
A series of impact evaluations of school feeding in 5 different African and Asian countries, is being conducted by the Office of Evaluation (OE) between 2009 and 2011. In each selected country, school feeding has been a programme of significant size (usually more than 300,000 beneficiaries per year) and implemented over a long period, sometimes decades. Using a mixed method approach, including primary data collection through surveys and participatory methods, each evaluation will report on outcomes and impacts of multiple school feeding operations over a multi-year period and explain key factors that have enabled or hindered impact. They will also analyse differences in results according to variables such as the type of feeding (e.g.meals, biscuits, Take-Home Rations) and/or types of operation and recommend ways to increase impact in the future. The countries in which impact evaluations are being (or have been) conducted are: Kenya, Gambia, Cambodia, Cote D'Ivoire, Bangladesh. Attached are the Evaluation documents for Côte’d’Ivoire.