Ethiopia Country Portfolio Evaluation 2012-2017
Mokoro provided a large, multi-disciplinary team to carry out this evaluation of the performance and results of the WFP portfolio in Ethiopia, providing insights to make evidence-based decisions about positioning WFP within the country, strategic partnerships, programme design and implementation.
The evaluation covered WFP’s programmes to support Ethiopian nationals, including humanitarian assistance and safety-net support to vulnerable households experiencing shocks, targeted nutrition support, school feeding, and various pilot activities supporting livelihoods, as well as WFP’s support to refugees. Cross-cutting issues such as monitoring and evaluation, gender equality and women’s empowerment, national capacity strengthening, protection, and humanitarian principles and access were also assessed.
The evaluation used a pragmatic mixed methods approach in addressing evaluation questions. This included a literature review, review of secondary data, key informant and stakeholder interviews (including with the WFP Regional Bureau in Nairobi), extensive field visits to gain a grounded understanding of WFP activities through interviews and focus group discussions with stakeholders and beneficiaries, as well as workshops with WFP staff and stakeholders.
The evaluation also contributed to WFP’s Strategic Evaluation of WFP’s Support for Enhanced Resilience, which took place in parallel with this evaluation. Additional analysis and interviews were undertaken on resilience to feed into this strategic evaluation.