Category: Programme impact

A cash for work programme in Uganda

Summary of a mid-term review.

Issue 13, August 2001 (page 21)

Beyond the indicators - Assessing project impact on children’s lives

In humanitarian work, how do we know that we are positively reaching distinct members of a community? When we calculate beneficiary households, can we be sure that everyone in the household is really benefiting? And is it clear to what extent they are benefiting?.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 32)

Cash interventions as an alternative to food aid

Summary of draft review.

Issue 12, April 2001 (page 8)

Child stunting in Brazil

Summary of published research.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 16)

Dangerous delay in responding to Horn of Africa early warnings of drought

Summary of briefing paper.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 10)

Does food aid support or undermine livelihoods? (Special Supplement 3)

Food aid remains the over-riding response to emergencies, regularly constituting over half of consolidated emergency appeals (Development Initiatives, 2003).

Supplement 3, March 2006 (page 18)

Effect of short-term RUTF distribution on children in Niger

Summary of published research.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 10)

Effects of agricultural and nutrition education projects on child health in Malawi

Summary of published research.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 21)

Evaluation of accelerated Child Survival and Development programme in West Africa

Summary of published research.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 23)

Evaluation of the Wajir Relief Programme 1996-98

Published Evaluation.

Issue 10, July 2000 (page 14)

Food security in Eritrea and Ethiopia

Summary of published research.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 7)

Fresh food vouchers for refugees in Kenya

This article outlines an intervention by ACF in Dadaab to improve the nutritional intake and dietary diversity of the refugee population of Dadaab, Kenya, through a complementary food voucher scheme targeted at malnourished children.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 20)

HIV/AIDS and Food Security in Malawi

Malawi, a land-locked country in southern Africa that is prone to food shortages, is bearing the full brunt of the African HIV/AIDS pandemic, while also struggling to strengthen its democratic institutions after 30 years under an extremely repressive dictatorial regime.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 37)

Impact of restocking on animal genetic resources after disaster

Summary of published research.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 8)

Improving impact evaluations

Summary of published research.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 6)

Improving the Efficiency of Food Aid

Summary of report prepared with financial support from DANIDA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark.

Issue 6, February 1999 (page 8)

Involving communities in nutritional screening in Ethiopia

The International Nutrition Foundation (INF), in collaboration with the United Nations University (UNU) with funding from the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) will establish the Iron Deficiency Project Advisory Service (IDPAS).

Issue 12, April 2001 (page 10)

Is food aid effective?

Summary of published research.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 8)

Letter on inadequate coverage of SAM in Lancet Undernutrition Series, by Susan Shepherd


Issue 33, June 2008 (page 24)

Logistics: more than pizza delivery

Logistics play a central role in the provision of emergency assistance. The logistics machine includes the procurement, transport, storage and delivery of emergency, and possibly life saving material, to areas affected by disaster.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 13)

Market Analysis and Emergency Needs Assessment

Summary of background technical paper.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 9)

Measuring the Impact of Humanitarian Aid

Summary of published paper.

Issue 23, November 2004 (page 6)

Monitoring the targeting system (Special Supplement 1)

In the past, little emphasis has been placed on monitoring what happens to food aid after it has reached the distribution point. Donor reporting has been limited to the delivery of food to its intended destination (Jaspars and Young, 1995). For this reason, “good systems of monitoring and evaluation, to establish whether food aid is indeed reaching intended beneficiaries (and at reasonable cost of delivery), are disturbingly rare.” (Barrett, 2002).

Supplement 1, July 2004 (page 22)

On the ground perceptions of WFP food assistance and PMTCT in Zambia

Summary of a qualitative study.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 14)

Participatory Approach to Food Security in Uganda

Plan is an international, non-governmental, child-centred development organisation without religious or political affiliation (see box for the basis of the organisation’s operations).

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 40)

Project on humanitarian principles and practice for food distribution in conflict

Research in progress.

Issue 9, March 2000 (page 4)

Review of integrated nutrition programming by ACF International

Summary of review.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 30)

Sales of food aid as sign of distress, not excess

We find Mr. Gettier’s letter concerning our article, “Sales of food aid as sign of distress, not excess” (Field Exchange Issue 4), distressing.

Issue 6, February 1999 (page 21)

Saving Lives through Tried and Trusted methods: Evaluation the Intervention of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Summary of published paper.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 28)

Shopping for Answers in Southern Sudan

Draft Report.

Issue 7, July 1999 (page 5)

Sudan: The Perils of Aid

In the course of Sudan's long civil war it has become easy to create famine, easy both for the government and for factions in the south of the country once in rebellion against the government, but now allied with it against the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the surviving core of the southern rebel movement.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 20)

Summary of Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition

Below are short summaries of the recently launched Lancet series of papers on Maternal and Child Undernutrition.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 12)

Supplementary feeding using RUTF in Malawi

Summary of published research.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 13)

SWP-CPN Pilot Study on Humanitarian Assistance

In recent years the nature of emergencies have changed so that the vast majority of humanitarian crises are now acknowledged to be conflict related. These emergencies are often described as 'complex' emergencies.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 18)

Targeted Food Distribution to Women and Children in Northern Afghanistan

This article describes the impact of a food distribution programme targeting households of malnourished women and children in northern Afghanistan.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 22)

The Coping Strategies Index: monitoring food security status in emergencies

Research in Progress.

Issue 13, August 2001 (page 5)

UNHCR feeding programme performance in Kenya and Tanzania

Routine monitoring data are available from the many nutrition programmes operating in camps supported by UNHCR, typically growth monitoring programmes, under the Expanded Programme on Immunisation, MUAC based household surveillance, Supplementary Feeding Programmes (SFPs) and community based therapeutic feeding programmes (TFPs).

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 28)

WFP intervention in Bosnia Herzegovina '92 - '97

An internal evaluation.

Issue 5, October 1998 (page 24)

WFP Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Programming in Malawi

This article was written based on a WFP consultation to Malawi in February 2005.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 43)

WFP Recipients’ Weight Gain at Reach Out Clinic

This report outlines the weight progress of clients attending the Reach Out clinic of Mbuya parish clinic in 2002, who were receiving WFP food (see field article p28).

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 5)