Uganda Monitoring and Supervision Tool

The purpose of the tool is to enable the Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) to assess the process and status of integration of food and nutrition security and early childhood development into community development programming at all levels.

Designing a Mixed-Method Impact Evaluation for a Mobile Phone Application for Nutrition Service Delivery in Indonesia

Authors: Barnett, I. et alii.
Publication date: 2014

In this mixed-methods impact evaluation case study, IDS researchers and World Vision assessed the impact of mobile phone application on growth-monitoring activities and the quality of nutrition counselling in Indonesia. This report presents the evaluation design and documents the process of choosing and developing an appropriate evaluation approach within the given contextual setting. 

Evaluation Review 1: Design, monitoring, and evaluation in a changing climate: lessons learned from agriculture and food security programme evaluations in Asia

Authors: Bours, D. et alii.
Publication date: 2014

This paper is the first in a series of SEA Change / UKCIP Evaluation Reviews, which are intended as short briefs highlighting and distilling findings from published evaluations of climate change related programme interventions. This first paper is aimed at sharing some design, monitoring, and evaluation ‘lessons learned’ that are pertinent to climate change adaptation, which have been drawn from a small selection of agriculture/food security programmes across Asia.

Climate resilience and food security: A framework for planning and monitoring

Authors: Tyler, S. et alii.
Publication date: 2013

This IISD working paper presents approaches to understanding and monitoring food system resilience to climate change. It describes an emerging conceptual tool designed to support analysis of community-level food security and resilience of food systems.

Empowering smallholder farmers in markets: Experiences with farmer-led research for advocacy

Authors: Ton, G. & Proctor, F.
Publication date: 2013

The Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Markets programme (ESFIM) creates a space for learning-by-doing on institutional modalities to bridge the gap between the research community and national farmer organisations on issues relating to smallholder market access.

This book describes the dynamics in eleven countries that were included in the programme between 2008 and 2013. Chapter 11 focuses on ESFIM’s impact on capacities for evidence-based advocacy.

The World Bank Toolkit: Gender issues in monitoring and evaluation in agriculture

Author: The World Bank
Publication date: 2012

This toolkit has been developed to assist project task teams, borrowers, and partners to recognize and address gender concerns in designing rural development projects and to monitor and evaluate results, outcomes, and impact on achieving overall rural well-being. To further this, the Agriculture Action Plan 2013–2015 aims to include gender-related analysis in 100% of its projects and gender-related actions and M&E in 75% of its projects.


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI is one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an alliance of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations.

A Framework For Evaluating Food Security And Nutrition Monitoring Systems

Authors: Suresh B. and A. Ergeneman 
Publication Date: 2005 (African journal of food agriculture nutrition and development (AJFAND))

Identifying cost and time-efficient approaches to food security and nutrition monitoring programs is fundamental to increasing the utility and sustainability. This paper aims at developing a framework for evaluating food security and nutrition monitoring systems.

Measuring Household Food Insecurity. Workshop Report

Author: Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project (FANTA)
Publication Date: 2004 

The next step in the effort to develop an easy-to-use, valid measure of household food insecurity for food security programs, FANTA held a two-day workshop on April 15-16 2004, with 25 researchers, PVO practitioners from Title II and Child Survival and Health programs, and USAID and FANTA staff.