The Titukulane RFSA, implemented by CARE International in Malawi, aims to achieve sustainable, equitable, and resilient food and nutrition security for ultra-poor and chronically vulnerable households. Titukulane is implemented in Zomba and Mangochi districts of Malawi’s Southern Region. Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is conducting an impact evaluation of the Titukulane RFSA to assess Titukulane’s effectiveness at improving ultra-poor households’ food and nutrition security through the Theory of Change laid out in Titukulane’s three-purpose approach. To do so, the study will answer the following questions:
- Does the Titukulane intervention package increase the households’ incomes?
- Does the Titukulane intervention package increase households’ diversification of income sources?
- Does the Titukulane intervention package improve the nutritional status of children under 5 years of age, adolescent girls, and women of reproductive age?
The purpose of the baseline survey is to collect data that can be used to describe the study sample, to collect data necessary for subgroup analysis of impacts, to allow for the description of time trends in the data, and to increase statistical precision for impact estimation. Additionally, the data obtained in the baseline survey can help support CIM’s programming decisions and reporting requirements. The baseline survey took place between August to November 2021 and included interviews with a total of 3,107 households in Mangochi and Zomba districts.