12 May 2014
The United States Department of Agriculture assessed the feasibility of implementing a locally produced school feeding (LPSF) program to increase small-scale farmers’ agricultural productivity and marketing capacity, and thus improve incomes, in four Sub-Saharan African countries. Research was conducted in Mali, Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda. This paper details the results.
20 May 2011
The Annual Evaluation Report for 2010 focuses on operational issues arising from evaluations of country portfolios and operations, and impact evaluations of selected school feeding programmes.
The findings reaffirm WFP’s corporate areas of strength in responding to emergencies under the most difficult circumstances and in providing school feeding, as one of the Programme’s flagship programmes. However, impact evaluations of these programmes also showed the importance of implementing school feeding in cooperation with partners who invest in education sector improvements. Areas where largest improvements can be made relate to food-for-work, where funding often is curtailed and thus strategic objectives moved beyond reach, and nutrition where the ambiguous objectives and small size of programmes make it difficult to demonstrate results.
26 May 2010
In a changing environment, WFP’s support to basic education is well in line with government policies and has helped increase the number of children going through school. The Take-Home Rations for girls offer a model of best practice. Supplementary feeding and health and nutrition education has also shown some positive results but needs re-aligning with new government thinking. Overall, sharper focus is needed and learning from the mixed experience on strategies for hand-over to government.
9 September 2009
Ghana’s Home-Grown School Feeding programme, although rolled out nationwide under high-level political leadership, shows differences at the regional, district and school levels in administration structure, procurement practices, menu development and meal preparation. This paper provides a detailed analysis of the several implementation mechanisms in the country.