Lao PDR, USDA MCGovern-Dole School Feeding Programme 2020-2025: Evaluations

This decentralized evaluation was commissioned by WFP Lao PDR Country Office and covers the Baseline Evaluation of the WFP School-Feeding Program supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) McGovern-Dole Grant [Fiscal year 2020-25]. It was carried out in 2021. The evaluation was commissioned to provide a situational analysis before the program begins, to establish baseline values for all performance indicators and review targets, to validate program design assumptions, and to provide program implementation suggestions for the five-year program. It was intended for both accountability and learning purposes. It focused on assessing relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the program with a lesser focus on efficiency; establishing impact at this stage of baseline evaluation was not possible.