The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has awarded Valid International with one of six grants under 3ie’s humanitarian assistance thematic window specifically on the theme of impact evaluations of programmes targeting moderate acute malnutrition in humanitarian situations. 3ie’s overall thematic window grant programme is designed to support the generation of high-quality evidence on important topics in international development, where impact evaluations and evidence of effectiveness are lacking. Valid International has been granted funding for our proposal on impact evaluation of the Food-based Prevention of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (FBPM) programme in Sudan implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP).
We implemented a semi-quantitative investigative framework using the semi-quantitative evaluation of access and coverage (SQUEAC) method to assess and evaluate access to and coverage (uptake) of initiatives established by MoHS and other partners to improve nutrition of women and children (e.g. the Mother Support Groups). Our key investigation question was: What are the blockages to preventing chronic malnutrition at the district and community levels in Kambia district, Sierra Leone? Specifically, the investigation’s objectives were: Assess barriers and boosters to behaviour change in relation to maternal, infant and young child feeding practices in Kambia district. Conduct a causal analysis of stunting
Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities, commonly known as ENGINE, supports the Government of Ethiopia’s efforts to improve the nutritional status of women and young children. The ENGINE program provides nutrition and health services to 3.1 million children under the age of five, half a million pregnant and lactating women and 3.2 million women of reproductive age in 100 woredas in the Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, and SNNP regions. The ENGINE program also provides nutrition services to 2.7 million households participating in agricultural and livelihood programs sponsored by USAID. In addition, ENGINE provides nutrition and health services for