Last updated: 11/5/2021

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population Group
Children

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To increase school attendance and retention rates
as well as provide assistance to food-insecure students.

References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Start date
1996
References
Fully owned by the government since 1996. Reference: SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Conditionalities (if any)
To be eligible, children must attend school.
Coverage
320,000 beneficiaries
References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Programme expenditure
The programme’s annual budget is USD8 million.
References
Ministry of Education. n.d. School Feeding Programme. Windhoek: Ministry of Education. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.moe.gov.na/files/files/School%20Feeding%20 Programme.pdf>.

Targeting and egiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
References
Ministry of Education. n.d. School Feeding Programme. Windhoek: Ministry of Education. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.moe.gov.na/files/files/School%20Feeding%20 Programme.pdf>.
Targeted areas
14 regions in Namibia
References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Target groups
Children
Eligibility criteria
Children must be enrolled in pre-primary and primary schools in the selected regions.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Food
Amount of benefits
A daily mid-morning meal consisting of fortified maize meal is provided under the NSFP.
References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Daily
Benefit delivery mechanism
Meals are provided in schools.
Benefit recipients
Students
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The programme is launching a web-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, supported by an M&E plan.
References
SABER, World Bank. 2015. “Namibia - School Feeding.” SABER Country Report. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://wbgfiles.worldbank.org/documents/hdn/ed/saber/ supporting_doc/CountryReports/SHN/SABER_School_Feeding_Namibia_CR_Final_2015.pdf>.