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Assessment of USAID/BHA Sustainability Guidance for Food Security Activities (2015–2021)

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Sustainability and exit strategies are critical to long-term activity success. But how have resilience food security activities (RFSAs) applied current USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) guidance when designing their activities? And how clear, comprehensive, and feasible is the guidance as it stands now?

This study follows up on learnings from a 2015 multi-country, multi-year study of the factors promoting sustainability post-activity, performed by the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy under the FANTA Project. Through extensive document reviews and key informant interviews (KIIs) the PAST-Forward Project at the Tufts University Friedman School identifies untapped opportunities to focus on sustainability and exit planning, outlining a variety of actions that BHA and RFSAs can take to enhance sustainability and exit planning and implementation.

Read the executive summary below and the full report: Assessment of USAID/BHA Sustainability Guidance for Food Security Activities (2015-2021).

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