Impact Evaluation Food Security Program in Bangladesh

In a consortium of APE, MDF, and Bangladesh BRAC University, Aidenvironment conducts an impact evaluation of the Dutch food security country program in Bangladesh over the period of 2013-2015. This country program is part of a wider impact evaluation of the Dutch food security policy. The impact study will carry out a detailed impact study for two selected projects: Safal (working on food value chains in aquaculture, horticulture and dairy) and Blue Gold (working on water management and agricultural productivity). The methodology is based on a survey at household level for beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, with control areas (counterfactuals), in order to be able to conclude on significant changes, attribute changes to the interventions and define the factors contributing to the changes. A baseline survey will be performed in 2014 and an impact survey in 2016. Focus group discussions are held to assess more qualitative changes and process dynamics. Other food security projects were selected for less detailed and more qualitative types of evaluation methods. Here, use is made of contribution analysis based on defining the impact pathways for each project, monitoring the main outputs, outcomes and impacts and the critical cause-effect relations and drawing conclusions on plausible impacts and contribution by Dutch funded interventions.


For more information contact Jan Joost Kessler.