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Maharo Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) in Madagascar

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Evaluations and Research


The Maharo Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) that is being implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in southern Madagascar attempts to address and mitigate acute levels of food insecurity experienced by communities in this region of Madagascar. Apart from general demographics, study indicators include food security; child nutrition and health; women’s maternal nutrition and reproductive health; water, sanitation, and hygiene practice; agricultural practice and production; poverty measurement; gender dynamics; and resilience. A complementary endline (EL) survey is anticipated to be conducted from February to March of 2025.

Process Evaluation

This Process Evaluation (PE) of the Maharo RFSA examines and assesses the nature, quality, and process of the RFSA’s implementation. Its core overarching evaluation question is: How well has Maharo been effectively implementing core and critical pieces of its intervention in order to address the RFSA objectives of enhanced food security and resilience? The PE will assist the United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and CRS gauge the state of implementation, contend with identified challenges, and facilitate adaptive management to maximize effectiveness. It will also provide contextual information to inform Maharo’s endline impact evaluation.

Baseline Study

This report captures baseline (BL) round data and observations collected from February to March 2021 of the Maharo Resilience Food Security Activity.