In fiscal year 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) awarded funding to CARE International and its partners, Action Contre La Faim International (ACF) and the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), to implement a Title II development food assistance program in Haiti.1 The four-year Kore Lavi Program directly supports the Government of Haiti’s (GOH) social protection efforts. The overall objective of the program is to reduce food insecurity and vulnerability by supporting the GOH in establishing a replicable safety net system and expanding capacities for preventing child undernutrition.
In line with the USAID Evaluation Policy, FFP contracted with ICF International (ICF) to carry out a baseline study of the Title II development food assistance program. This baseline study is the first phase of a pre-post evaluation. The second phase will include a final evaluation survey to be conducted when the Title II program is completed. The baseline study includes: (1) a representative population-based household survey to collect data for key FFP and program-specific indicators and (2) a qualitative study to gather additional data that adds context, richness and depth to the findings from the household survey. The results from the baseline study will be used for the following purposes:
- Provide a baseline for impact and outcome indicators to serve as a point of comparison for a final evaluation; and
- Inform program targeting and, where possible, program design.