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WFP Lesotho Evaluation Report

World Food Program

World Food Programme and Lesotho Ministry of Education releases report on evaluation of the National School Feeding Programme

Pupils in Lesotho enjoying a school-meal-Photo © WFP/Katleho Ramafalo

In 2017, WFP Lesotho Country office and the Ministry of Education in Lesotho commissioned an evaluation of the National School Feeding Programme. The primary aim of the evaluation was to build common understanding of:

i) the contribution of school feeding to development objectives;

ii) the comparative costs incurred by Government and communities in implementing school feeding programmes;

iii) the design adjustments that Government and its partners should make to integrate school feeding into its national social protection agenda;

iv) the most appropriate and efficient institutional arrangements of managing and implementing an efficient National School Feeding Programme in future, and;

v) the most appropriate approach WFP and government should take to develop a transition strategy towards a fully Government implemented NSFP in future.

The evaluation, which makes several recommendations for the future, was managed by the WFP Lesotho Country Office in close collaboration with the Ministry’s School Self-Reliance and Feeding Unit. It was conducted by independent evaluators, with fieldwork taking place in February 2018. The full report can be accessed here.

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