In Senegal, IMPAQ designed performance and impact evaluations and conducted the baseline study of Counterpart International’s U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded $9 million McGovern-Dole International Food for Education (MGD FFE) program.
This three-year program aims to improve the literacy, health and dietary practices of 20,000 children in over 270 schools in the Saint Louis, Podor, and Dagana departments of northern Senegal.
IMPAQ designed a cohort comparison method to assess the impact of teacher training and school feeding programs on students’ literacy outcomes as well as health and nutrition knowledge and practices.
For the performance evaluation, IMPAQ used a pre-post comparison method to assess health and nutrition knowledge and practices of teachers and mothers of program participants over time.
In addition, IMPAQ worked closely with the implementing partner to help put in place a rigorous, meaningful, and cost-effective monitoring and evaluation system.
Counterpart International. (2016). McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Project, Saint Louis Region, Senegal: Baseline Report. Washington, DC: Dessein, M.L., Gulemetova, M., Safarha, E. & Dean, R.