Aulo Gelli

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BACKGROUND School-feeding programs are popular development assistance programs in developing countries but have previously had few sound, empirical analyses of their effectiveness and costs. OBJECTIVE The goals of this study were to provide a realistic estimate of the costs of school feeding and combine these estimates with outcome information to obtain(More)
BACKGROUND The provision of food in and through schools has been used to support the education, health, and nutrition of school-aged children. The monitoring of financial inputs into school health and nutrition programs is critical for a number of reasons, including accountability, transparency, and equity. Furthermore, there is a gap in the evidence on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide an overview of the status of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of school feeding across sub-Saharan Africa and to reflect on the experience on strengthening M&E systems to influence policy making in low-income countries. DESIGN Literature review on the M&E of school feeding programmes as well as data from World Food Programme surveys.(More)
BACKGROUND The Nutrition Embedded Evaluation Programme Impact Evaluation (NEEP-IE) study is a cluster randomised controlled trial designed to evaluate the impact of a childcare centre-based integrated nutritional and agricultural intervention on the diets, nutrition and development of young children in Malawi. The intervention includes activities to improve(More)
BACKGROUND Providing food through schools has well documented effects in terms of the education, health and nutrition of school children. However, there is limited evidence in terms of the benefits of providing a reliable market for small-holder farmers through "home-grown" school feeding approaches. This study aims to evaluate the impact of school feeding(More)
BACKGROUND The problem of low female literacy rates in Africa starts with low primary school enrollment, particularly in areas of high food insecurity. The provision of food in, and through, schools is considered to be one way of enrolling more girls in school, keeping them enrolled, and enhancing their adult well-being and productivity as a result. (More)
BACKGROUND School feeding programs are ubiquitous. Benchmarking expenditures for school feeding is an important component of program accountability and sustainability. OBJECTIVE To analyze the costs of school feeding and the cost relative to education expenditure and other measures of economic growth. METHODS Data on the costs of school feeding were(More)
BACKGROUND School feeding is a popular intervention that has been used to support the education, health and nutrition of school children. Although the benefits of school feeding are well documented, the evidence on the costs of such programs is remarkably thin. OBJECTIVE Address the need for systematic estimates of the cost of different school feeding(More)
BACKGROUND School feeding interventions are implemented in nearly every country in the world, with the potential to support the education, health and nutrition of school children. In terms of impact on school participation, there is little evidence to show that different school feeding modalities have different effect sizes. OBJECTIVE To examine the(More)
BACKGROUND 'Home-grown' school feeding programmes are complex interventions with the potential to link the increased demand for school feeding goods and services to community-based stakeholders, including smallholder farmers and women's groups. There is limited rigorous evidence, however, that this is the case in practice. This evaluation will examine(More)