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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)
Additional contributions were made by Fiorella Ceruti, Gyorgy Dallos and Carsten Gerhardt. Extensive and invaluable advice and support were provided by Lutz Goedde and Tjada D'Oyen from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Additional support was provided by the WFP external donor relations team, Monica Marshall and Natalie Vaupel. The authors also wish to(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 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)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To analyze the nutritional guidelines and menu compositions of school meal provision in various different countries. BACKGROUND School feeding is the provision of food on-site or to take home, which aims to increase school enrollment, attendance and retention, and exist as a social safety net for households with very low income.(More)
There is considerable evidence on the importance of primary education in fostering development outcomes in low-and middle-income countries. A number of studies using country level data have shown that primary education promotes economic growth by increasing country productivity and human capital (e.g. Hanushek and Woessmann, 2008; Cooray, 2009). Using(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)
This volume is a product of the staff of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this volume do not necessarily reflect the views of the Executive Directors of The World Bank or the governments they represent. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the(More)
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