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Evaluation in Action: Exploring the Most Effective Approaches to Prevent Acute Malnutrition in Somalia

Humanitarian Assistance Evidence Cycle (HAEC)
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Case Studies | Evaluations and Research

Due to a protracted drought, persistent conflict, and global supply and price shocks, millions of people in Somalia are vulnerable to food insecurity. Acute malnutrition, also called wasting, poses a large threat to children under five and pregnant and lactating women. However, evidence gaps remain as to the most effective, cost-effective, and acceptable approach in humanitarian settings. To address this evidence gap, Save the Children and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) are researching what combinations and durations of assistance are most effective and cost-effective to prevent severe and moderate acute malnutrition. This two-page brief provides an overview of their evaluation design, methodology, purpose, and context. 

This brief is part of the Evaluation in Action series by the Humanitarian Assistance Evidence Cycle (HAEC) Associate Award. This series highlights ongoing and recently completed impact evaluations from around the world.

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