Impact Evaluation of WFP's Fresh Food Voucher Pilot Programme in Ethiopia

Primary Investigators

  • Kaleab Baye
  • Kalle Hirvonen

Study Period

June 2018 - December 2018

Study Description

To assess the impact of WFP's Fresh Food Voucher Pilot Programme in Ethiopia on children's and mother's diets.

Study Arms

  • BCC-Only Intervention: Households in the 'BCC-only' arm receive SBCC but do not receive vouchers.
  • Experimental: Small-voucher Intervention: Households in the 'Small-voucher' arm receive a voucher (~$12-17) every month that entitles them to purchase fresh foods. Also receive the same messages as the SBCC only arm.
  • Experimental: Large-voucher Intervention: Households in the 'Large-voucher' arm receive a larger voucher (~$21-23) every month that entitles them to purchase fresh foods. Also receive the same messages as the SBCC only arm.

Primary Outcomes

  • Minimum Acceptable Diet Scores (MAD) of children 6-23 months of age [ Time Frame: 12 months ] Change in the proportion of children achieving MAD.
  • Minimum diet diversity (MDD-W) for women of reproductive age [ Time Frame: 12 months ] Change in the proportion of women achieving MDD-W.

Study Interventions

  • Cash transfer
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)

Research Gaps

  • Innovation

    What novel food-based products and programming methods effectively prevent and treat undernutrition?

Study Population

574