Since May 2010, ACDI-VOCA has been implementing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported Title II Program for Strengthening Household Access to Resources (PROSHAR) project in three upazilas; Batighata, Lohagara and Sarankhola in Khulna Division of Bangladesh. The program is designed to “reduce food insecurity among vulnerable rural populations in selected upazilas in Khulna Division.” It has three strategic objectives (SOs) in the areas of income and access to food of poor and ultra-poor households (SO1), Health of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under 5 (SO2), and disaster risk reduction (SO3), as well as a cross-cutting gender component. The Government of Bangladesh (GOB), along with its funded resources also provided critical support to PROSHAR and was invaluable to the program outcome. This report documents the findings of the program’s quantitative final program evaluation (QFPE), conducted January – February 2015 by Technical Assistance to Non-Governmental Organizations (TANGO) International, Inc.
The purpose of the final QFPE is to measure changes in project impact and outcome indicators over the life of the PROSHAR project, in order to assess the extent to which project objectives have been achieved, measure the overall impacts on populations in the project areas, assess the assumed causal pathways linking project activities to outcomes and impacts, and determine how interventions contributed to achieving project goals. Another key function of the final QFPE is to provide current status for key indicators included in PROSHAR’s Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT).