Programme objectives

To improve the learning outcomes of students by providing meals at schools, preferably made from produce procured from smallholder farmers.

References
World Food Programme. n.d. Home Grown School Feeding Programme - Zambia. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/newsroom/ wfp260972.pdf>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2003
References
World Food Programme. n.d. Home Grown School Feeding Programme - Zambia. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/newsroom/ wfp260972.pdf>.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
School attendance
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
Targeted areas
31 districts in eight provinces. The districts targeted by the programme have high levels of food insecurity, HIV infection, poverty and malnutrition and low levels of educational achievement. The saturation principle (covering all schools in the area) is employed in the targeted districts.
References
World Food Programme. n.d. Home Grown School Feeding Programme - Zambia. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/newsroom/ wfp260972.pdf>. Republic of Zambia. 2014. Revised Sixth National Development Plan 2013-2016. Lusaka: Government of Zambia. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.slideshare.net/Net-Innovation/revised-sixth-nationaldevelopment- plan-20132016-zambia>.
Target groups
Primary-school students
References
Tesliuc, C. et al. 2013. ‘Zambia: Using Social Safety Nets to Accelerate Poverty Reduction and Share Prosperity’. Social Protection & Labor Discussion Paper, No. 1413 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/07/28 /000333037_20140728135344/Rendered/PDF/897080NWP0P126085290B00PUBLIC001413.pdf>.
Eligibility criteria
Children must be enrolled in primary schools (grades 1–9) within the districts targeted by the programme.
References
Tesliuc, C. et al. 2013. ‘Zambia: Using Social Safety Nets to Accelerate Poverty Reduction and Share Prosperity’. Social Protection & Labor Discussion Paper, No. 1413 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/07/28 /000333037_20140728135344/Rendered/PDF/897080NWP0P126085290B00PUBLIC001413.pdf>.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Food
Amount of benefits
Students receive a daily meal of 100 grams of fortified maize. The estimated cost of each meal is of ZMK520 (USD0.10), which implies a transfer value of ZMK15,500 per month (USD3.12) to beneficiaries.
References
Tesliuc, C. et al. 2013. ‘Zambia: Using Social Safety Nets to Accelerate Poverty Reduction and Share Prosperity’. Social Protection & Labor Discussion Paper, No. 1413 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/07/28 /000333037_20140728135344/Rendered/PDF/897080NWP0P126085290B00PUBLIC001413.pdf>.
Payment/delivery frequency
Daily
References
World Food Programme. n.d. Home Grown School Feeding Programme - Zambia. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/newsroom/ wfp260972.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
The food is prepared and delivered at schools.
References
Tesliuc, C. et al. 2013. ‘Zambia: Using Social Safety Nets to Accelerate Poverty Reduction and Share Prosperity’. Social Protection & Labor Discussion Paper, No. 1413 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/07/28 /000333037_20140728135344/Rendered/PDF/897080NWP0P126085290B00PUBLIC001413.pdf>.
Benefit recipients
Students
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
180 days of the school year
References
Tesliuc, C. et al. 2013. ‘Zambia: Using Social Safety Nets to Accelerate Poverty Reduction and Share Prosperity’. Social Protection & Labor Discussion Paper, No. 1413 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/07/28 /000333037_20140728135344/Rendered/PDF/897080NWP0P126085290B00PUBLIC001413.pdf>.
Coverage
890,000 children in 2,200 schools (2015)
References
Ministry of General Education. 2015. 3rd Quarter Report of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme. Lusaka: MoGE.
Programme expenditure
ZMW8.8 million or USD9 million (2014)
References
Ministry of General Education. 2015. 3rd Quarter Report of the Home Grown School Feeding Programme. Lusaka: MoGE.
Institutions and agencies involved
World Food Programme (WFP); Ministry of General Education
References
World Food Programme. n.d. Home Grown School Feeding Programme - Zambia. Rome: WFP. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/newsroom/ wfp260972.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The most recent evaluation of the programme was carried out by the WFP in 2011.
References
Tesliuc, C. et al. 2013. ‘Zambia: Using Social Safety Nets to Accelerate Poverty Reduction and Share Prosperity’. Social Protection & Labor Discussion Paper, No. 1413 - Africa Social Safety Net and Social Protection Assessment Series. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/07/28 /000333037_20140728135344/Rendered/PDF/897080NWP0P126085290B00PUBLIC001413.pdf>.
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group
Children