Food Security and Nutrition Network

Monitoring and Evaluation

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Task Force aims to improve the effectiveness of Monitoring and Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition programs through identifying and disseminating successful methods, tools and practices; improving monitoring and evaluation skills of implementing agencies at headquarters and in the field; and ensuring that the priorities of implementing agencies are reflected in donor guidance. The Task Force supports innovation and fosters collaboration among the broad community of stakeholders engaged in food security programming.

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Meetings and Events

Next Task Force Meeting. May 10th 10:00 a.m -1130 pm.   Offices of Save the Children 899 N. Capitol NE.  New York Conference room. 

Past Meetings

March 9th, 2017   Read the notes

November 10th.   Read the notes.

September 1st   Read the notes. 

Thursday July 7 Task force meeting to follow up on June 2 progress.   Read the notes. 

Thursday, June 2  Task force meeting explored the following: 

  • What are best practices in linking the project theory of change to M&E systems?  What are gaps in existing guidance.

  • What are the M&E implications of Refine and Implement? How do M&E teams prepare for this new program design? 

  • Read the notes.  You can listen to the recording here. 

Guidance Released-

December 2016, The USAID Office of Food for Peace Policy and Guidance for Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting for Development Food Security Activities.

FANTA III and FAO  released detailed guidance  on the use and application of the Minimum Dietary  Diversity  for women (MDD-W), a dichotomous indicator of whether or not women 15-49 years of age have consumed at least five out of 10 food groups the previous day or night. The proportion of women 15-49 years of age who reach this minimum in a population can be used as a proxy indicator for higher micronutrient adequacy, one important dimension of dietary quality.  

Task Force Recommended Tools

This task force recommends the following tools for implementers of Title II, Food for Peace funded development food assistance programs.

Online Discussions

Click here to participate in an online discussion on monitoring and evaluation.

How to Get Involved

Participation in the Monitoring and Evaluation Task Force of the FSN Network is open to those charged with the monitoring and evaluation of food security and nutrition programs.

  • E-mail Laurie Starr laurie@tangointernational.com to request membership.
  • Sign up for the FSN Network Newsletter in the left sidebar to stay informed of future meetings of the Task Force.