Malawi, Home-Grown School Feeding Programme: Impact Evaluation

This inception note was prepared by the WFP’s Office of Evaluation (OEV) and World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) department based upon an initial feasibility assessment undertaken during an in-country mission, which included consultations with key stakeholders in March 2023. The purpose of the inception note is to summarize and externally present key information about the evaluation, inform stakeholders, guide the evaluation team, and lay out expectations during the various evaluation phases. It covers the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)-funded impact evaluation of the Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) expansion in the Kasungu district in Malawi. The evaluation takes place from March 2023 to March 2026, covering programme activities from September 2023 to June 2025.