Interim Evaluation of the Budikadidi Resilience Food Security Activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In 2016, the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance issued an award to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to implement a Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The activity, named Budikadidi, which means "self-sufficiency" in Tshiluba, is being carried out in the Kasaï Oriental province. The goal of Budikadidi is to ensure that nutrition and food security for households improve to achieve sustained nutrition, food security, and economic well-being outcomes. The start date of the RFSA was December 16, 2016.
In 2021, under the Implementer-Led Evaluation and Learning (IMPEL) Associate Award with Save the Children, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (Tulane) was subcontracted to conduct an interim evaluation, including a population-based survey (PBS) and a resilience assessment, in the three selected RFSA areas. The PBS serves as the second phase of a pre-post survey cycle, with data on the same indicators collected in both survey rounds. This PBS collected representative data on a number of lower-level outcomes from 1,224 households in July/August 2021.