Feed the Future

Evaluation

Performance Evaluation – USAID/Haiti Feed the Future (FTF) West: Watershed Initiative for National Natural Environmental Resources

USAID/Haiti Feed the Future (FtF) West/Watershed Initiative for National Natural Environmental Resources (WINNER) project sought to improve the livelihoods of people living within the targeted corridors, reduce the threat of flooding, and invest in sustainable agricultural development in the selected corridors. The $127 million WINNER project, implemented by Chemonics International, began in June 2009 and was originally designed to protect watersheds by preserving hillsides, stabilizing waterways, and building non-farm livelihoods options.

Evaluation

Impact of Water Users Associations on Water and Land Productivity, Equity and Food Security in Tajikistan: Final Report Volume I

This report provides a summary and synthesis of a series of impact evaluation findings undertaken from 2014 to 2018 by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). A key focus of this evaluation is to assess the impact that these WUAs have had on the management and productivity of irrigation water and land resources, as well as on equity and food security in Tajikistan.

Evaluation

Final Performance Evaluation of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation

This is a report on the final performance evaluation of the Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The evaluation was commissioned by the USAID Bureau for Food Security (BFS) and was independently conducted by an external evaluation team (ET) assembled by the Program Evaluation for Effectiveness and Learning (PEEL) project, led by Mendez England & Associates (ME&A).

Strategy and Guidance

USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025

Optimal nutrition is fundamental to achieving USAID’s wider mission to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our national security and prosperity. USAID’S 2014-2025 Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy is the first of its kind at USAID. It is aligned with the 2025 World Health Assembly Nutrition Targets and reaffirms both USAID’s commitment to global nutrition, and our role as a major international partner in the fight against malnutrition.

Activity

Engineering Services (A&E IQC) for the Tanzania Irrigation and Rural Roads Infrastructure Project

CDM Smith was contracted by USAID/Tanzania to implement this project which supports the objectives of the Feed the Future (FtF) Initiative. FtF is a US Government effort which aims to address the root causes of global hunger by sustainably increasing agricultural productivity to meet the demand for food, supporting and facilitating access to strong markets, increasing incomes for the poor so they can meet their food and other needs, and reducing under-nutrition.

Activity

Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity

Located in Central Asia, Tajikistan is a post-conflict, post-Soviet country with significant food security needs: 10.4 percent of the population in the Feed the Future target region lives on less than $1.25 a day, and many women and children are undernourished.

Activity

Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Project

The KISAN project, part of USAID’s global Feed the Future (FTF) initiative, is a $20 million five-year program working to advance food security objectives by increasing agricultural productivity. Nepal was one of 19 countries chosen for the Presidential FTF Initiative in 2010. KISAN builds the capacity of private sector and community based organizations to improve the availability of quality farm inputs; increase access to credit, extension and other services; and improve the competitiveness and efficiency of processors and other buyers.

Activity

Supportive Environment for Health: WASHplus

In Bangladesh, nearly all rural families burn solid fuels for cooking, primarily over very basic mud stoves, resulting in significant smoke exposure, which is closely associated with respiratory illness and premature death, and the release of greenhouse gases. While improved cookstove activities have been underway in Bangladesh for decades, a very small segment of homes have adopted them, despite government subsidy.

Activity

Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally

Despite significant improvements in undernutrition in Bangladesh in recent years, stunting remains at the high rate of 36 percent. A wide range of efforts is underway by the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) and other stakeholders to improve nutrition outcomes in Bangladesh. Through its Feed the Future and Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths initiatives, the U.S. Government is at the forefront in support of the GOB’s efforts.

Activity

SHIKHA

Malnutrition among pregnant women and children less than two years old is a major public health concern in Bangladesh. In order to improve the maternal diet practice and to reduce under-nutrition among children less than two years old, the SHIKHA project has been designed and implemented in the Feed the Future zone of Bangladesh in 26 sub-districts of Barisal and Khulna Divisions. The project designed a multi-faceted program, consisting of home visits, health forums, social mobilization, and a mass-media campaign.