Previous reports published on People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Ghana show that food and nutrition security is critical to mitigating the socio-economic impact on them and their households. A fifth of HIV-affected households are food insecure whilst a third are on the verge of food insecurity. This study provides information on the food security profile of PLHIV to enable stakeholders better tailor future strategies and interventions to address their needs.
The Ghana School Feeding Programme is a social protection intervention aimed at increasing school enrolment, attendance and retention, reducing hunger and malnutrition, and boosting domestic food production. The number of children who receive school meals has increased from 1,900 in its first year (2005) of implementation to 1.7m (2017), with an equivalent increase in expenditure. The Cost Benefit Analysis shows the need to invest in school feeding, projecting it as an investment and not a cost. The report further makes a case for an increase in the feeding grant.
This decentralised evaluation was commissioned by WFP Ghana Country Office, it covers all activities implemented within the framework of the Enhanced Nutrition and Value Chains Project (ENVAC) implemented between March 2016 to June 2021.
In Ghana, the SBCC strategy which was a part of a stunting and micronutrient prevention programme was planned to serve as a vehicle to promote the consumption of locally produced SNFs and other locally available nutritious foods; serve as feedback mechanism to the distribution of SNFs and non-SNFs; improve attendance to health services (Antenatal, Postnatal and Child Welfare Clinics – ANC, PNC and CWC); and for adoption of positive lifestyles.
The evaluation was commissioned by the independent Office of Evaluation to provide evaluative evidence for accountability and learning to inform the design of the next WFP country strategic plan (CSP) in Ghana.
Annual Country Reports (ACR) are a key accountability document produced by country offices on a yearly basis which inform donors how their funds were used during the reporting year. Their purpose is to tell WFP’s performance story in an accurate, transparent and evidence-based manner by assessing the effectiveness, efficiency and economy of our operations in our pursuit towards zero hunger.
An entire generation of school-aged children and youth risk facing the ripple effects of the COVID crisis over their entire lifetime. Family income losses in combination with lack of access to education and health, and increased food insecurity have contributed to the rise in the number of school- aged children and youth facing acute hardship.