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.
20 November 2009
School in drought-affected ares such as the Lubombo and Shiselweni regions have high numbers of children from food-insecure households. These are areas that also have the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. Local communities also have orphaned and vulnerable children, which affects school enrollment and attendance rates. Many walk long distances to school hungry each morning.