The Case Study Collection documents national school feeding programmes in low- and middle-income countries across the globe.

The Collection is an on-going research project of the Partnership for Child Development, the World Bank, and the World Food Programme, undertaken with governments and other partners.

The case studies were produced in response to demand from governments for operational guidance on school feeding. They represent a broad range of programmes, from those in their infancy, to those that have been established for many years; there are a diversity of implementation models and innovative features. The case studies examine school feeding programmes through a systematic approach in terms of their: design and implementation; policy and legal frameworks; institutional arrangements; funding and budgeting; and community participation.  They present good practices and trade-offs associated with alternative school feeding models and therefore support the learning and knowledge exchange between countries looking to strengthen and scale-up national programmes.

Case studies represent a snap shot of information taken at the time of the field research. As programmes quickly change and evolve, the page will be updated regularly with new and revised case studies. Please click on the country name below for the full studies. 


Costa Rica



Case studies and additional information for the following countries will be posted as it becomes available: Botswana, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, and South Africa