Publications
Non-WFP Publication, Evaluation, Research
12 May 2014

The United States Department of Agriculture assessed the feasibility of implementing a locally produced school feeding (LPSF) program to increase small-scale farmers’ agricultural productivity and marketing capacity, and thus improve incomes, in four Sub-Saharan African countries. Research was conducted in Mali, Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda. This paper details the results.

WFP Publication, Evaluation
12 May 2014

This evaluation covers a ten-year period of WFP-assisted school feeding in Kenya. In the global context of WFP, Kenya is one of the largest and most long-standing programmes of school feeding.The three school feeding activities under review here are the Country Programme 1999-2003 (CP 10009), Country Programme 2004-2008 (CP 10264), and the school feeding components of Emergency Operation (EMOP) activities during 2004-07. The WFP-assisted school meals target all schools in the arid lands, the most vulnerable schools in semi-arid lands, and the informal urban slums in Nairobi and Mombassa.

Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, General Food Distribution, Nutrition, School Meals
5 February 2014

The evaluation covers the operation Kenya PRRO 200174 Food Assistance to Refugees (2011-2013). It was intended for both accountability and learning and focuses on assessing: i) the appropriateness and coherence of the operation; ii) its results; and iii) the factors explaining the results.

The evaluation assessed the following activities: general food distribution; blanket and targeted supplementary feeding for vulnerable groups, school meals and take-home rations, a fresh food voucher pilot, food for training, and food for assets among the host community residents.

The evaluation, which makes a number of recommendations for the future, was managed and conducted by a consultancy firm, with fieldwork taking place in January 2014.​

Capacity Development, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
5 June 2012

 The Annual Evaluation Report for 2011 focuses on lessons arising from implementation to date of WFP’s Strategic Plan 2008-2013. It covers 16 evaluations on: strategic themes in the transition from ‘food aid to food assistance’, such as partnerships and how Country Offices adapt to change; school feeding and WFP support to agricultural small holders and markets; and WFP’s strategic positioning and performance in Haiti, Kenya, Rwanda and Yemen; and others.

The findings reaffirm the relevance of the Strategic Plan to addressing the complex dimensions of hunger in a changing world. Important adaptations and innovations have been made with some promising results. However, half way through the Strategic Plan cycle, leadership and investment in the change process does not yet match requirements and future effectiveness will depend on it.
Emergencies, Food for Assets, General Food Distribution, Nutrition, School Meals
20 May 2011

 The Annual Evaluation Report for 2010 focuses on operational issues arising from evaluations of country portfolios and operations, and impact evaluations of selected school feeding programmes.

The findings reaffirm WFP’s corporate areas of strength in responding to emergencies under the most difficult circumstances and in providing school feeding, as one of the Programme’s flagship programmes. However, impact evaluations of these programmes also showed the importance of implementing school feeding in cooperation with partners who invest in education sector improvements. Areas where largest improvements can be made relate to food-for-work, where funding often is curtailed and thus strategic objectives moved beyond reach, and nutrition where the ambiguous objectives and small size of programmes make it difficult to demonstrate results.

Capacity Development, Climate Change, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
14 February 2011

This report presents the key findings, conclusions and recommendations of the WFP Kenya country portfolio evaluation.

Nutrition, School Meals
6 January 2011

The first in a series of evaluations of the impact of school meals concludes that meals have helped boys and girls get into and through primary school and even on to secondary school. But the school meal is not enough to reverse the negative trend in drop-out rates as the students approach puberty, especially for girls in rural areas. Enhancing the cross-sector collaboration between agencies is necessary to maximise the gains of school meals. The Government of Kenya has taken important steps in this direction and WFP is in a key position to support this further.

School Meals
26 April 2010

The first in a series of evaluations of the impact of school meals concludes that meals have helped boys and girls get into and through primary school and even on to secondary school. But the school meal is not enough to reverse the negative trend in drop-out rates as the students approach puberty, especially for girls in rural areas.  Enhancing the cross-sector collaboration between agencies is necessary to maximise the gains of school meals. The Government of Kenya has taken important steps in this direction and WFP is in a key position to support this further.

School Meals
28 September 2009

In 2009, WFP and the Boston Consulting Group conducted a study which assessed the monetary costs and economic benefits of providing school meals. The study, based on data from Lao PDR and Kenya, and global academic and empirical evidence, incorporated all main recognized outcomes of school meals: nutrition/health, educational benefits, and value transfer (added household income).

School Meals
10 September 2009

Commitment to School Meals Programmes in Kenya is high: the programme is rooted in the policy framework, there is a strong cooperation between WFP and the Ministry of Education, and the government has recently launched a Home-Grown School Feeding initiative to start a handover process.