Creation of a tailor-made survey to collect project baseline data and training of the data gatherers.
Planet Aid International and ADPP Mozambique’s £26 million Food for Education Project, supported by USDA, delivers school feeding in 260 schools across Mozambique, along with infrastructure, fresh water supplies, latrines, health interventions, and nutrition training and awareness, as well as a recently added literacy component. Simone supported Planet Aid International and ADPP Mozambique in conducting two baseline surveys of Mozambique’s Food for Education Project, for the first and second phase of the project respectively. Working with M&E teams, she helped to design the baseline studies in line with the project’s M&E plan and also with the intended midterm and final evaluations. She supervised collection of the data, including leading the training of data gatherers. She liaised between the project’s representatives and NFER, who drew up the sample and conducted the statistical analysis.
With Simone’s support and guidance, the project was able to gather data that proved an invaluable resource as a baseline against to measure the project at midterm and final evaluations, as well as for ongoing monitoring purposes. By providing training and technical support for the project team to collect the information themselves, she empowered them to take ownership of this stage of the project, collecting the information they considered relevant to their needs.