Food & Nutrition Security

A World to Gain

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A new agenda for aid, trade and investment.

The document attached is the official translation of the policy note 'Wat de wereld verdient', as presented to the Dutch parliament by Minister for International Trade and Development Cooperation Liliane Ploumen on the fifth of April 2013.

Uganda Monitoring and Supervision Tool

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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.

Evidence Changes Lives: Realizing Evaluation’s Potential to Inform the Global Sustainable Development Goals

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Publication date: March 2015

Evaluation will become more necessary for the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. In this publication, in 2015 the International Year of Evaluation, we seek to demonstrate how evaluation makes a difference.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Royal Tropical Institute: Serie of policy briefs on food security

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In a 4-part series of policy briefs, KIT presents new perspectives and interventions related to food security.

Progress shows that stunting in children can be defeated – UNICEF

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A new UNICEF report offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five. The report shows that accelerated progress is both possible and necessary.