Performance Evaluation of the Tuendelee Pamoja II Resilience Food Security Activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
To assist vulnerable populations of the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) awarded Food for the Hungry a 5-year Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA), Tuendelee Pamoja II (TPII), to be implemented from October 2016–September 2021. TPII was designed to reach 214,000 households (HHs) in the two territories of Tanganyika (Kalemie territory: Kalemie and Nyemba health zones and in Moba territory: Moba and Kansimba health zones) and one territory in South Kivu (Walungu territory: Walungu, Mubumbano, Kaziba health zones), with interventions in agriculture, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, literacy, and conflict transformation. The central goal of TPII was “All members of households from all tribes in South Kivu and Tanganyika provinces of the DRC live with social and economic well-being.”
In 2021, under the USAID BHA 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 a performance evaluation, including a population-based survey (PBS) and a resilience assessment of TPII.