A recent strand of aid programming aims to develop household assets by removing the stresses associated with meeting basic nutritional needs. In this paper, we posit that such nutrition-sensitive programmes can reduce malnourishment by encouraging further investment in diet.
Although much has been learned about the performance of food aid interventions, less is known about their impact in situations of chronic, rather than acute, food insecurity. In this article, we show little medium-term impact of direct food provision of nutritional outcomes but a strong, positive, impact of assets based programming in chronically food insecure Niger.
Jérôme Ouedraogo is a Research Affiliate at ISDC and an Economist-Statistician at Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in Burkina Faso. He is currently a Visiting Researcher at UNECA, where he supports data collection, analysis and outreach for the Impact Evaluation of a WFP project on Malnutrition Interventions in Niger. Previously, Jérôme has worked as Research […]
A quantitative impact evaluation of WFP’s treatment, prevention and assets programs in Niger. This project tests the effectiveness of these interventions in combating moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).