Preventing malnutrition by strengthening the preventive approach
This resulted In a reduction of malnutrition among children younger than two years of age
Objectives specific to each of the purposes:
- To improve skills, knowledge, and practices related to infant and young child feeding at the community level, Social Behaviour Change Communication SBCC will be offered.
- To enhance the capacity of the Boma Health Committees as a community governance structure to strengthen preventive approaches to malnutrition prevention through their greater participation.
- The proportion of children aged 6 to 23 months and PLW who take part in the programme is expected to reach over 70%
- The target is to have over 60% of children with a developmental age of 6 months and PLW participate in an adequate number of distributions
- The proportion of children 0-5 months of age who are exclusively breastfed is the following:
- The balance of children aged between 6-23 months who consume a minimum acceptable diet MAD
- Children under the age of five have a prevalence of acute malnutrition of 15% compared to the U5 target
- in regards to the number of Mother Care Groups that are established and functioning adequately
- and the number of beneficiaries receiving IYCF messages,
- An estimate of the proportion of Boma Health Committees involved in planning, adapting or monitoring community nutrition interventions
- Do the interventions contribute to meeting the context and needs of the target group to a sufficient level?
- The approaches used, specifically the Mother Care Group (MCG) and Male Change Agent (MCA), were culturally and socially appropriate in the NBeG context and suitable for malnutrition?
- Did the project use Concern’s other nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive projects, and did this contribute to a collective impact?
- The project took into account relevant national policies/guidelines and interventions by other partners that may have influenced the project’s design, implementation, and outcomes.
- What is the level of change in attitudes and practices regarding maternal, infant and young child nutrition that has resulted from these interventions and to what extent? Where this is not the case, are there justifications provided explaining potential reasons?
- Were adaptations made to consider accountability issues to affected populations, inequality and conflict sensitivity to ensure the most marginalised were reached and SayPro reduced unintended negative consequences? How effective were these efforts?
- To what extent did the scale and coverage of MCG and MCA approaches provide value for money?
- What indications are there of significant changes in Aweil West County, to which the project may have contributed both positive and negative?
- Are the results sustainable? Will the outputs and outcomes lead to benefits beyond the life of the existing programme/project, specifically examining Boma health committees and county health department engagement for an exit strategy of the preventive approaches?
- Develop a technical proposal/inception report for the evaluation detailing methodology, data collection and analysis plan, activity timeline, presentation of findings and final information.
- Conduct desk review of project documents, assessments and existing data, precisely the endline data collected before the start of the consultancy. Conduct where necessary interviews, KIIs and FGDs and record the constraints of the evaluation process for learning.
Data analysis and report writing:
- Analyse and interpret findings and prepare a short preliminary report for debriefing.
- Complete reports and all other activities timely as per the agreed schedule.
- Conduct a debriefing workshop to share preliminary findings with Concern.
- Submit the draft report and review according to comments /feedback from the preliminary debriefing session.