Impact Evaluation of the Expansion of the Food Subsidy Programme in Mozambique

This Policy Research Brief documents both the targeting performance of the 2008 expansion of the Food Subsidy Programme (PSA) in Mozambique and the impact of the programme in some key indicators.1 The PSA’s expansion in 2008 was financed by Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Dutch Embassy; technical assistance to the National Institute for Social Action (INAS), the implementing agency of the PSA, was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). UNICEF sponsored baseline and follow-up surveys to inform the impact evaluation of the expansion, as well as the corresponding analyses of the baseline and (final) follow-up undertaken by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG). This evaluation aims to contribute to the debate on basic social protection in Mozambique.