Archive for June, 2015

Evaluation of a micronutrient powder pilot project in Northern Ethiopia

Project Completed

Concern Worldwide and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) are jointly implementing a micronutrient powder (MNP) pilot project in the Tigray and Amhara regions of Northern Ethiopia. The project is targeted to children 6-23 months of age and will be implemented via Ethiopia’s public health system. The distribution of MNPs is complemented by behaviour change campaigns (BCC) to promote optimal infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. As part of the pilot project’s evaluation, baseline and endline surveys are conducted to assess MNP coverage, utilization, adherence, and IYCF practices. GroundWork provides scientific and technical expertise to design the baseline and endpoint assessments and to interpret program monitoring data.

Baseline survey and monitoring support to Concern’s RAIN+ project in Zambia

Project Completed

Concern Worldwide is conducting a second phase of its Realigning Agriculture for Improved Nutrition (RAIN) project in Zambia’s Mumbwa District. This second phase (referred to as RAIN+ ) aims to improve nutrition and health outcomes for women and young children by providing integrated agriculture, nutrition, health, and women’s empowerment interventions. GroundWork is providing technical assistance related to project monitoring and is designing the project’s baseline survey by detailing the sampling procedures, drafting the survey questionnaire, training data collection staff, analyzing the data collected, and reporting the results.