The programme aimed to improve diets for vulnerable populations, enhance private sector actions to improve access to nutritious food, tackle malnutrition, and improve the overall enabling environment for public-private partnerships.
We conducted an overall portfolio evaluation. This was a utility-focused, theory-based formative evaluation, where we assessed the extent to which GAIN is on track to accomplish its targets and identify where adjustments may be required, and surface options to accelerate progress and improve the potential for impact. We also conducted deep dives into:
(i) Large-scale food fortification in India
(ii) Urban governance for nutrition in Indonesia and Tanzania
(iii) GAIN Dutch Engagement Strategy and work with the Workforce Nutrition Alliance and Business Constituency Group
(iv) GAIN’s research and evaluation investment portfolio
The assignment included a desk review, secondary literature review, interviews with many stakeholders in the private sector, governments, donors, NGOs, civil society organisations, and academic researchers. The evaluation was based on the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria and provided findings and recommendations to improve future strategies and opportunities for GAIN.