Formative Evaluation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022

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Title of Study:

Formative Evaluation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022

Name of Evaluator(s):

Innovations for Poverty Action

Commissioning Agency:

National Economic and Development Authority

Commissioning Office:

Social Development Staff

Type of Evaluator:

Firm

Sectors:

Social Reform and Community Development

Evaluation Type:

Formative

Date Started:

Jan 2019

Date Completed:

Evaluation Budget (₱):

16,000,000

Evaluation Cost (₱):

Description

The goal of the current PPAN is to improve the nutrition situation of the country as a contribution to a) the achievement of Ambisyon 2040 by improving the quality of the human resource base of the country, b) reducing inequality in human development outcomes, and c) reducing child and maternal mortality.The functions and multi-sectoral composition of the NNC are replicated at subnational levels. Regional, provincial, city, municipality, and barangay nutrition committees are organized to manage and coordinate the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of local nutrition action plan. However, the state of nutrition security, the funding of nutrition programs, and the effectiveness of service delivery systems at the local level remain uneven. In both the national and local action plans, focus is given on the first 1,000 days of life. This is the period during which key health, nutrition, early education and related services should be delivered to ensure the optimum physical and mental development of the child.

An independent evaluation is necessary to gain an objective view of the implementation by national government agencies (NGAs) and local government units (LGUs) of the National Nutrition Program.

To undertake this evaluation, UNDP requires the services of a Firm which specializes in designing and conducting rigorous evaluations in the Philippines and internationally. The said Firm, which may be a commercial consulting company or a non-profit institution (e.g., research outfit, academic institution, non-government organization, etc.) will be tasked to flesh out the design and implement a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to answer the evaluation questions specified in this terms of reference (TOR). An Evaluation Reference Group (ERG), which is chaired by the NEDA and composed of the NNC and other relevant agencies, will provide direction and input to the design and conduct of the study.