Implementation Evaluation of the National School Nutrition Programme


The National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) aims to improve the health and nutritional status of the poorest learners in South Africa. Its main objective is to enhance learning by providing a nutritious meal on time daily. The programme is of great strategic importance: it involves a large financial commitment from government (R5.3 billion), and reaches over 9 million learners. Given this, an implementation evaluation was commissioned by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and was conducted by JET Education Services. The evaluation assessed whether the NSNP is being implemented in a way that is likely to result in significant health and educational benefits.


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Friday, 16 September 2016
Friday, 17 November 2017
Initiated By:
Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation; Department of Basic Education
Undertaken By:
JET Education Services
Evaluation Period:
21 months
Evaluation Area:
National Outcome:
National Outcome 1: Improved quality of basic education.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Evaluation Subject:
Geographic Scope:

Evaluation Documents

File Name
AGE Assessment Report - Implementation Evaluation of the National School....pdf
NSNP report final 16092016.pdf
NSNP 1 5 25_report final 17092016.pdf
RFP 14 229 NSNP TOR.pdf
Management response_Improvement plan NSNP.PDF

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