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Ethiopia - Evaluation of Seed Distribution and Cash for Relief Programs
USAID (2004)
A team of Senior Humanitarian and Crisis Analysts evaluated two programs funded by USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) as part of an international humanitarian response to the severe drought conditions and widespread food insecurity prevailing in Ethiopia in 2002/2003. One analyst assessed alternative approaches used by OFDA organizations to distribute seed in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, relevance, impact, coherence and sustainability, while the second analyst evaluated innovative cash for relief projects by the same criteria.
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Ethiopia - Performance Monitoring Plan and Workshop
USAID (2002)
Two senior experts in strategic planning and performance measurement assisted USAID/Ethiopia's Strategic Objectives (SO) teams to finalize Performance Monitoring Plans (PMPs) for each SO and establish a functioning Performance Monitoring System. The advisors provided technical assistance with revising indicators, reviewing baseline data, assessing indicator and data quality, setting targets, and establishing a system for data analysis, review and use. In addition, they conducted a two-day workshop for USAID staff and implementing partners in PMP development.
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Ethiopia - Study of Impact of Title II Food Aid on Food Security
USAID (2002)
This assessment, conducted by a team of specialists in program analysis, agricultural economics, nutrition, and food security, focused on the performance and impact of USAID's food aid program in Ethiopia. The team made an independent review of emergency and development food aid activities implemented by cooperating sponsors since 1993 and evaluated their effectiveness in addressing food insecurity in various regions and creating an enabling development environment.
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Ethiopia - Evaluation of the Emergency Response Project
USAID (2001)
USAID provided grant support to Ethiopia's Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Commission for the development of vulnerability profiles of disaster prone areas and research on the underlying causes of food insecurity in Ethiopia. A Checchi evaluator with expertise in food security issues visited field research sites in four regions and used standard procedures to assess the researchers survey instruments, data quality, and analysis methodology.
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Ethiopia - Final Evaluation of USDA Agriculture Statistics Improvement Activity
USAID (2000)
The Agricultural Statistics Improvement Activity was a comprehensive package of technical assistance, provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Ethiopian Central Statistical Authority (CSA), to improve the quality and timeliness of agricultural information and statistics. The final evaluation of this activity focused on the structure and function of the system for collecting and disseminating agricultural information, the impact of the technical assistance on CSA capacity and performance, and options for improving the overall system.
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Africa - Evaluation of Famine Early Warning Systems
USAID (2000)
Checchi and Louis Berger conducted this evaluation of the effectiveness of the Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) for the Sustainable Development Office of USAID's Africa Bureau. The evaluation team traveled to 13 countries (Ethiopia, Mali, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, Niger, Mauritania, and Chad) to assess FEWS performance in providing timely and credible early warning of conditions affecting food availability and access, response planning to acute food security threats, and capacity development.
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