Diagnostic/Implementation Evaluation of Nutrition Interventions for Children from Conception to Age 5

Description

Overall, this evaluation of nutrition interventions scored a good 3.68 out of 5. It was well conceived but was hampered by a budget and time allocations that proved to be hopelessly inadequate, thus scoring 3.31 for planning and design. Implementation scored 3.49, on the basis of good ethical practice, independence and methodological integrity but could have been better had more attention been given to M&E skills development and management of limited resources in the face of apparent scope creep. In spite of these constraints, the resultant report scored a high 3.94 owing to its excellent technical quality and inclusion of targeted findings on each of the 17 evaluation questions; assessments of each of the 18 nutrition interventions; and comprehensive, useful and feasible recommendations. To date there has been significant on-going follow-up of the findings and recommendations, yielding a score of 3.73, although the evaluation took place only six months ago. The evaluation output should serve as significant model for future diagnostic and implementation evaluations.

Information

Evaluation Number:
441
Score:
3.5
Report Approval:
31 October 2014
Published:
01 March 2014
Initiated By:
Department of Health
Undertaken By:
Khulisa Management Services
Evaluation Period:
16 months (Nov 2012-Mar 2014)
Evaluation Area:
Health
Social development, social security & assistance
National Outcome:
National Outcome 2: A long and healthy life for all South Africans.
Commissioned By:
National
Evaluation Type:
Diagnostic
Implementation
Evaluation Subject:
Programme
Geographic Scope:
National
Provincial
District

Evaluation Documents

File Name
Diagnostic_Implementation%20Eval%20of%20Nutrition%20Interventions%20for%20%20Children%20-%20Conception%20to%205
Nutrition Evaluation Report Full Final 14.03.17.pdf
DG MANAGEMENT RESPONSE ANNEXURE A 2 FEB 2015.pdf
Nutrition Improvement Plan 14.09.05.pdf
Nutrition ToRs 12 08 20.pdf
8. WC Provincial Case Study.pdf
7. KZN Provincial Case Study.pdf
6. FS Provincial Case Study_Final.pdf
5. EC Provincial Case Study.pdf
4. Targeted Supplementary Feeding Case Study.pdf
3. Household Food Production Case Study.pdf
2. Food Access Case Study.pdf
1. Breastfeeding Case Study.pdf

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