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Data Collection for PIDS Impact Evaluation (IE) of the School-Based Feeding Program of DepED and its Complementary Activities
Description of Project

The Department of Education (DepEd) through the Health and Nutrition Center (HNC) has been implementing School-based Feeding Program (SBFP) since 2010 to address the under nutrition problem and short-term hunger among public school children. The SBFP targets severely wasted children in Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 6 enrolled in public schools as beneficiaries.

The impact evaluation seeks to (a) assess the outcomes and impact of the SBFP in terms of its stated education and nutrition objectives; (b) gauge the outcomes of two complementary activities – the GPP and the EHCP – as these relate to the nutrition and health objectives as well as sustainability of SBFP; and (c) identify changes needed, if any, to improve the design and management of the program.

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Services Provided
  • Reviewed survey instruments, finalized operation plan and field schedule, designed and developed survey procedures, data entry system and coding manual, and provided technical inputs in the sampling framework and generated samples of Dr. Ana Tabunda (PIDS’ researcher;)

  • Pre-tested data gathering instruments for construct validity and reliability, pilot-tested the field manual and data entry programs, and revised study instruments and operations plan, and data entry system based on the pilot test results;

  • Employed 135 supervisors and enumerators; trained field teams; prepared logistical and admin requirements; and secured permits and list of pupils from sampled schools;

  • Translated questionnaires in five (5) vernacular languages: Ilocano, Bicol, Tagalog, Ilonggo and Bisayan;

  • Developed and designed show cards and shuffle cards which facilitated the conduct of interviews;

  • Managed the data collection which included the face to face interviews of 1,200 SBFP pupils; 1,200 parents and teachers of the sampled SBFP pupils; 1,200 non-SBFP pupils; conducts  interviews among school heads, teachers and core group members; secured secondary data from sampled schools; and conducted courtesy calls at the school and local government units. Data collection also included obtaining height and weight measurement of sampled SBFP and non-SBFP pupils;

  • Performed two level data entry, field and central office data encoding; and

  • Submitted required data tables for the analysis of impact assessment.

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Client Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
Location 22 provinces in 14 regions (NCR, CAR, Regions 1,2,3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6,7,8, 9, 10 and 11)
Country Philippines
Period Covered January 2015 - July 2015
No. of Staff Months 177.00 person-months
Associated Consultant None
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