Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. For more information, go to www.acdivoca.org.
The Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development Project - Phase II (FEED II) is a three -year project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress Program and has been implemented by ACDI/VOCA since October 2013. In October 2016 the project received a cost extension and is expected to close around November 2018.
FEED II project interventions are designed to increase livestock productivity through development of the animal feed sector. FEED II field implementation began with an intensive baseline survey conducted between February-April 2014 to set benchmarks for outcome level indicators against which progress could be measured and the impact of the project assessed. Following the baseline survey, the project launched implementation in four regional states of the country (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray).
According to USDA evaluation policy 2013, each project is required to undergo a comprehensive, independent final evaluation. The purpose of the final evaluation is to assess whether the project has achieved the expected results as outlined in the results framework. The final evaluation should assess areas of project design, implementation, management, lessons learned and replicability. It should seek to provide lessons learned and recommendations for USDA, program participants and other key stakeholders for future food assistance and capacity building programs. In general, the final evaluation should assess; a) relevance, b) effectiveness, c) efficiency, d) impact and e) sustainability. In addition to the focus on relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact as described above, the evaluation may focus on other areas of interest to USDA, project staff or key stakeholders. In addition, as FEED III is currently being implemented, this is an opportunity to identify what the project should continue, cease and change to improve outcomes to ensure sustainability in FEED III. Feed enterprise sustainability assessment carried out by ACDI/VOCA in early 2018 was limited in scope. This end line assessment could provide detailed information on enterprises and at a household level to optimize FEED III implementation.
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