- In South Sudan, the overwhelming majority of evidence suggests that the design of the FEED project was highly relevant to the needs of the community. The final outcome survey findings came with strong, triangulated, statistically significant evidence of sizable change under every one of intermediate and immediate outcomes. Besides great achievement the following are few recommendations to be considered in future similar programmes:
- All activities under the FEED project proved very effective and should certainly be considered for replication in similar contexts, particularly those demonstrated in Farmers Field School (FFS) and strongly led by women groups to empower women both in economic and social practices.
- Financial series access to target community is still low due to lack of micro-finance institutions established to provide the service as required. It is recommended that focus should be given to establish village saving groups particularly with FFS
In Kikime, DRC, the evaluation of the intervention brought out good learnings:
- Awareness of the self-care of community members is an effective weapon to help them meet their needs by creating opportunities to improve their incomes. This makes them much more accountable and gives them great consideration in the community
- Regular monitoring and evaluation meetings with business implementation partners are very capital moments of sharing or exchange of experiences that promotes the gradual transfer of capacity and responsibilities to potential partners in project management
- In Larreynaga, Nicaragua, it was seen that a good planning of the evaluation period should also take into account other local activities in the communities:
- The evaluation process coincided with preparations for the municipal elections where the current authorities were involved as candidates; it was difficult to conduct interviews with local government representatives.