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Project

Evaluation of McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, Beoog Biiga II

Official Title
Beoog Biiga II
Location(s)
Burkina Faso, Africa
Dates
3/2015-9/2018
Market
International Development
Services
Program Evaluations
Impact Evaluations
Surveys & Data Collection
Client
Catholic Relief Services
Methodologies
Classroom Observation
Qualitative Data Analysis
Quantitative Data Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

In Burkina Faso, IMPAQ conducted a performance and impact evaluation of the Catholic Relief Services McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program titled Beoog Biiga II (BBII).

This four-year project aimed to improve the literacy, health, and dietary practices of school-aged children in over 700 primary schools and community-led preschools in the provinces of Bam and Sanmatenga.

As a part of this evaluation, IMPAQ measured the progress of the Beoog Biiga II program in achieving the desired outcomes (i.e., higher attendance, literacy, and better nutrition for school-aged children in Burkina Faso). IMPAQ used quantitative and qualitative methods to assess progress in implementation, the relevance of interventions, and appropriateness of strategies, management structures, and/or activities for improved project effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability.

The impact evaluation employed a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to measure the causal effect of a mentoring intervention on the literacy of school-aged girls in a subset of BBII program schools.

For this evaluation, IMPAQ designed five survey instruments and an Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) reading test calibrated for the Burkina Faso educational context. IMPAQ used a mixed-method approach of both quantitative and qualitative survey instruments to assess whether and how outcomes related to student literacy, attendance, enrollment, health, hygiene, and dietary practices as well as teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practices change over time.

In addition, IMPAQ conducted classroom observations to assess the implementation and uptake of project activities and is triangulating this data with the qualitative and survey findings. 

 

  Project Summary : Independent Evaluation of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program Beoog Biiga II

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