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Several countries in Australia’s immediate neighbourhood have stunting undernutrition rates comparable to those of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This evaluation finds that the Australian Government’s investments generally constitute good practice. A number of recommendations are made to improve the targeting of child undernutrition and the monitoring and reporting of Australia’s efforts.
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The evaluation found that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has struggled with mainstreaming the equal rights for women and men principle into development aid policies. The report calls for increasing gender sensitivity, for analysing women’s specific constraints, needs and priorities. It underlines the importance of a long-term commitment to gender equality coupled with a sensible dose of realism on what effectively can be accomplished.
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Independent Evaluation and Strategic Review of the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI)
This independent evaluation focuses on the extent to which the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative is likely to achieve its goals and objectives.
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This report relates to the impact of the programme on Hunger Safety Net Programme (HSNP) households after 24 months from the point of targeting. It compares the situation of HSNP and control households at the time of their selection into the programme (baseline), with their situation 24 months later.
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The South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative was established to help improve food and nutrition security in South Asia, home to the largest number of poor people in the world. The initiative particularly sought to address the “South Asia Enigma”: chronic and widespread under-nutrition in South Asia coexisting with sustained rapid economic growth. The
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This topical report is based on Food Security Challenges in Asia, a study by ADB's Independent Evaluation. It looks at the causes and consequences of the recent escalation and volatility of world food prices, and the implications for Asia and for ADB. It warns that if the problems of agricultural productivity are not addressed, it is quite possible that food security will be a world and regional concern in the coming decades.
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The purpose of this evaluation was “to assess to what extent Norwegian funds for agriculture have contributed to food security, with a view to get recommendations for future support”. The period under evaluation was 2005-2011.
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This paper examines the causes and consequences of the recent escalation and volatility of world food prices, and the implications for Asia and for the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It warns that if the problems of agricultural productivity are not addressed, it is quite possible that food security will be a recurrent world and regional concern in the coming decades, potentially jeopardizing Asia’s economic growth.
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The purpose of this formative evaluation is to provide an independent assessment on the merit and worth of the World Food Programme (WFP) strategy on livelihood recovery in Karamoja. The primary audience for this evaluation report is DFID, although it also aims to speak to other stakeholders, especially the Office of the Prime-minister and WFP, and to provide the basis for a dialogue within the partnership.
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In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept through the Ayeyarwady Delta with devastating effects, killing some 140,000 people. In 2009,the multi-donor Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) was set up. The overarching purpose of this evaluation is to learn from the experiences of implementing projects under the Delta1 phase so that they can be used to inform future LIFT-funded programming.