The document highlights the program impact pathways, progress made to date, some of its implementation challenges, and mitigation plan, as well as a way forward including program adaptation to COVID-19. Finally, it highlights the program's legacy.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Project monitoring and evaluations are led by Save the Children. All partners monitor and report on their own activities while Save the Children manages the functionality of M&E systems and ensures the quality of all data collected and reported. M&E for Growth through Nutrition will be guided by a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan. M&E activities include:
- Mapping of project woredas and documentation of woreda profiles
- Performance evaluation surveys (Baseline, Midline and Endline)
- FMOH's Management Information System strengthening
- Routine activity monitoring (Annual and Bi-annual Most Vulnerable Household survey and Program Data collection using DHIS2)
Key Progress in Project Year II
The project District Health Information System 2 (DHIS) database system developed in Year 1, was fully functional and used in Year II to generate information on key Feed the Future and project performance indicators, such as agricultural productivity training participants, Number of children under five (0-59 months) reached with nutrition-specific interventions, Number of people gaining access to basic drinking water services, etc for annual reporting, as well as to monitor data quality and provide technical support for staff based in the field.
Data management and use training was provided to 2239 (1074 male and 1165 female) HWs, HEWs, woreda nutrition and Health Management Information System (HMIS) experts, AEWs, DAs, and WASH experts in all regions. The project also conducted Data Quality Assessments (DQA) Quality Benchmark assessments in four regions to measure the level of data quality for selected indicators, to assess the overall data management and reporting system and to establish potential context based relevant complaint/feedback channels to ensure to timely and relevant information about the project is provided to communities. Growth through Nutrition also supported and conducted joint supportive supervision (JSS) and 63 multi-sectoral nutrition review meetings in operational woredas.