5 February 2014
The evaluation covers the operation Swaziland DEV 200422 Support to children and students affected by HIV and AIDS (2013-2014). It was intended for both accountability and learning and focuses on assessing: i) the appropriateness and coherence of the operation; ii) its results; and iii) the factors explaining the results.
The evaluation assessed the following activities: nutritional support to children under eight; support to households and communities to improve food security; school feeding in rural areas where there is a high prevalence of HIV; and capacity building.
The evaluation, which makes a number of recommendations for the future, was managed and conducted by a consultancy firm, with fieldwork taking place in March-April 2014.
29 July 2013
Swaziland loses 3.1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), or some US $92 million annually, from the long-term impact of chronic childhood hunger.
Some 270,000 adults, or more than 40 percent of the labour force, suffer from physical stunting as a result of chronic malnutrition in early childhood. The study documents how high stunting rates result in lower work productivity, higher national health costs, missed work hours due to illness, and lower rates of educational attainment.