Improving the quality of cash transfer programmes supported by the WFP in Haiti
The World Food Programme (WFP) has been running Cash for Work programmes to tackle food insecurity in Haiti following the drought of spring 2012 and cyclones Isaac and Sandy. The main objective is to improve the food and economic security of the rural communities which have been affected by this series of shocks. The WFP is hoping to improve the quality of its operations by strengthening its monitoring and evaluation system. Groupe URD will be providing it with support in this endeavour via evaluations and training.
The programme implemented by the WFP which will involve technical support from Groupe URD aims to improve the food and economic security of rural communities which have been affected by a series of shocks (drought and cyclones Isaac and Sandy). The programme is currently being implemented in two départements – Artibonite and Sud Est.
Groupe URD’s role is to improve the monitoring system set up by the WFP for this programme by developing methodological tools and training staff in charge of collecting data in the field. Groupe URD will also be in charge of the mid-term and final evaluations of the programme.
Groupe URD began providing support at the end of March and this is due to continue until August. To date, Groupe URD has developed the data collection methodology for monitoring the programme and the mid-term evaluation is being finalized. One of the objectives of this evaluation is to measure the impact of the programme on household food and economic security. It will include recommendations which may help to improve the quality of the programme. A final evaluation will be carried out in July.
In parallel, a retrospective study of the works carried out as part of the programme between 2010 and 2012 is underway and will look at their sustainability.