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Summary: Expert Consultation on Vulnerability and Participant Targeting in the Context of COVID-19

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Evaluations and Research

In the wake of the novel coronavirus global pandemic (COVID-19), humanitarian and development stakeholders face a new reality in terms of programming, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for food security and resilience strengthening activities. People who were not previously targeted through development programs or humanitarian assistance will now be vulnerable to food insecurity as a result of income loss, market closures, limits to movement and purchase of goods (e.g., agricultural inputs), social distancing, morbidity, and mortality of family and community members.

Supported by USAID, IDEAL convened expert consultations, which brought together stakeholders, donors, and practitioners from humanitarian and development implementing organizations in order to promote a common understanding of the key issues regarding vulnerability and targeting in the context of COVID-19.