Evaluation of EU-UNICEF Joint Nutrition Action (2020)

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Client

UNICEF

Project Location

Project Duration

1 year

Total Value

€6m

Value of Montrose Component

$69,000

Situation

  • In Uganda, almost 1 in 3 children are stunted and more than half are anaemic, according to the country’s Demographic and Health Survey 2016.
  • Through the EU-funded Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), UNICEF implements the Uganda Joint Nutrition Action programme, with the overall goal of contributing to improved nutrition outcomes of women and children by strengthening capacity for scaling up nutrition.
  • The project is implemented at local government level to improve capacity of nutrition coordination in the health, agriculture, education, WaSH, and gender and social development sectors.

Solution

  • Montrose has been contracted to conduct an independent mid-term evaluation of the programme, with the following objectives:
    • To assess the extent to which planned results have been achieved.
    • To understand which components worked well and why.
    • To assess the extent to which project actions are relevant to the nutrition requirements of beneficiaries and country strategies.
    • To assess the prospects of continuity following completion and to recommend measures to improve and ensure sustainability.
    • To provide recommendations for strengthening project activities.

Impact

  • The evaluation will be forward-looking, capturing lessons learnt and contributing to having those lessons communicated, shared and used by UNICEF, government institutions, partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • The emphasis on lessons learned will provide evidence of what has worked and what could be improved as a guide for future programming.