Funded by USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP), the five-year Fararano Development Food Assistance Project (DFAP) worked to reduce food insecurity in the Atsinanana, Vatovavy Fitovinany, and Atsimo Andrefana regions. The project’s purposes were 1) to reduce undernutrition in children under two, 2) increase household income, and 3) increase community capacity to manage shocks. Fararano was led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in partnership with the National Cooperative Business Association/Cooperative League of the United States of America (NCBA/CLUSA), the Development Board of the Diocese of Toamasina (ODDIT), the Development Office of Ecar Mananjary (BDEM), Caritas Morombe, and the Development Council of the Diocese (CDD).
The purpose of this final evaluation is to measure the development outcomes of Fararano, one of two Development Food Assistance Programs implemented in Madagascar funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP). The primary audience of this evaluation report is the awardee, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and its partners. Findings from the final evaluation will be used to determine project performance and inform and shape future food security projects. This evaluation was framed by a set of questions that explored the impact, relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of project interventions: 1) To what extent has the project met its defined goals, purposes and outcomes? 2) Based on the evidence, which project outcomes are likely to be sustained? 3) What are the strengths of and challenges to the efficiency and effectiveness of the interventions’ implementation and their acceptance in the target communities? and 4) What key lessons learned and best practices should inform future projects in the country?
This brief summarizes the results of the final evaluation conducted by TANGO International and measures Fararano’s development outcomes.
IMPEL and USAID's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) gave an online presentation of the final performance evaluation for the Fararano DFAP where participants heard about findings and were given an opportunity to ask questions.