Final Evaluation - Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) Program

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was awarded an Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) Grant on September 30, 2003 to strengthen core management of Title II programs, support technical innovation and best practices, and improve collaboration in order to better contribute to the reduction of food insecurity in vulnerable populations.1 In 2006, a mid term review of ICB grant was carried out that noted several accomplishments during the first half of the ICB grant period. The organization has developed the Integrated Human Development (IHD) Framework and developed the capacity of Title II country programs to use the framework. It has also developed capacity of communities to influence factors that affect food security and maintained strong relationships with other INGOs, USAID and other agencies involved in promoting food security to create a shared learning environment for improved effectiveness in influencing food security strategies. The overall goal of the ICB grant is to strengthen the capacity of CRS and partner staff to effectively conduct Title II programming aimed at reducing the vulnerability of food insecure populations.