Outcome Evaluations

The main purpose of an outcome evaluation is to rigorously and systematically collect and compare data across epicenters and countries where The Hunger Project works. At a local level, the data collected will serve to empower epicenter committees to set priorities and track progress. At a global level, the results will be used to compare results over time and refine The Hunger Project’s programmatic strategy.

The Hunger Project aims to conduct outcome evaluations in each epicenter in our eight Africa Program Countries every two to four years to assess the long-term results of our activities and programs. These evaluations involve in-depth surveys of a random sample of community households (generally around 400-600 households), as well as focus group discussions and a selection of key informant interviews.

Once data collection and analysis have concluded, the results are presented to community members at “Community Data Presentations.” These presentations are a key part of our Participatory M&E Strategy, empowering communities to use the results for determining priorities and tracking progress. To date, these presentations have been held in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda, and Malawi; as outcome evaluations roll out in other countries, similar presentations will take place.

The outcome evaluation strategy in Bangladesh, India, and Mexico is currently under review. We hope that we can utilize the lessons learned and best practices from our experience in our Africa Program Countries when designing these evaluations.