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South Africa's School Nutrition Programme Case Study

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NSNP Case Study Download South Africa's National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) Case Study showcases best practices as well as challenges that the programme has experienced during its implementation to broaden the evidence base so measures are put in place to further the efficiency of the programme. The study was undertaken during 2012 in 12 schools, across two provinces: the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga by the South African Department of Basic Education, the Partnership for Child Development and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development.


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HGSF Working Paper Series #12 Osun State Home Grown School Feeding Program: Improving Sustainability through Increased Local Farmer Participation

HGSF Working Paper Series #12HGSF Working Paper Series #12 Osun State Home Grown School Feeding Program: Improving Sustainability through Increased Local Farmer Participation 

In Nigeria, Osun State is the only state that has a school feeding programme (SFP) due to the strong insistence of local communities and support from current state government leaders. However, the programme’s major challenges include securing ongoing funding and increasing local smallholder farmer participation. It is believed that improvements in these two areas will enable the Osun programme to be sustainable in the future. The eventual hope is that the Nigerian federal government will roll out legislation for a national school feeding program and Osun State’s successful model will be the standard.

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HGSF Working Paper Series #8 Evaluating the costs of the School Nutrition Project in Bangladesh

School feeding programmes exhibit different, context-specific models or configurations. A key activity in the Partnership for Child Development research programme involves understanding the trade-offs in terms of cost-efficiency of different school feeding supply chain models. Cost estimates of school feeding programmes generally do no capture contributions made by the community at the school level. In fact only one study in the literature includes full costing across the supply chain.

Though there is a dearth in the evidence on the benefits of school service provision at the community level, conceptually, school feeding service provision can direct financial resources in the school community through two main channels, funds for food procurement and funds for support services in terms of food management and preparation. In terms of food preparation, emerging evidence suggests the potential for community development benefits but this remains another important area of future research.

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HGSF Working Paper Series #7. A comparison of supply chains for school food: Exploring operational trade-offs across implementation models

HGSF Working Paper Series #7 - A Comparison of Supply Chains for School Food: Exploring Operational Trade-Offs Across Implementation Models  

The importance of school feeding programmes has been highlighted by the recent food, fuel and financial crises. A joint analysis developed by the World Bank, WFP and the Partnership for Child Development, identified that every country is in some way and at some scale seeking to provide food to its schoolchildren. However, school feeding is a complex intervention that is delivered in various, context-specific models or configurations. An increasing need for support has been expressed by national governments in low- and middle-income countries to understand the different school feeding models and modalities. 

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HGSF Working Paper Series #6 Engaging Communities Evaluating Social Accountability in School Feeding

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HGSF Working Paper Series #6: Engaging Communities Evaluating Social Accountability in School Feeding Programmes

This policy brief addresses the question of how implementers of Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) systems can create and operationalize feedback systems between communities, governments, and external partners that ensures HGSF Programmes are meeting communities’ needs.

This report contains the findings and recommendations to determine ways to increase the integration of local farmers into the Osun State School Feeding Programme (SFP). The authors explored various options that allow the SFP to accomplish this goal while ensuring no disruption to the delivery of nutritious meals to the schools.

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