Laos, USDA MCGovern Dole Grant for WFP School Feeding 2017-2022: Evaluation

The end-line evaluation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program for WFP School Feeding in Lao PDR (awarded September 2017) was commissioned by the WFP Country Office and took place from September 2023 to May 2023. The evaluation covered activities in all geographic areas of intervention, i.e., 8 provinces Phongsaly, Louangnamtha, Luangprabang, Oudomxay, Khammouane, Saravane, Sekong, and Attapeu, from its award in April 2018 to conclusion in September 30, 2023. The evaluation was commissioned to assess (a) whether targeted beneficiaries received services as expected and (b) if the project met its stated goals and objectives in line with the results frameworks and assumptions, and in contrast to the baseline and mid-term findings. Additionally, the evaluation analyzed incorporated gender, equity, and wider inclusion objectives and gender equality and women’s empowerment mainstreaming principles in the design and implementation of the evaluation. It was intended for both accountability and learning purposes. It focused on assessing the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact.