Evaluation of a World Food Programme Pilot of Food vs. Cash Assistance: Baseline and Tracking Surveys


Cambodia. Location within country: 7 provinces (Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Prey Veng, Pursat)

Project Description

The World Bank is partnering with the WFP in Cambodia to evaluate a pilot design to test food vs. cash support in the context of take home rations at primary school level. The objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of cash vs. food assistance in school feeding programs. A baseline survey of 4,300 households was started in May 2011 in 7 provinces, followed by a smaller tracking survey of 700 households in March 2012.

Angkor Research staff conducted all data collection and data entry activities, including anthropometric data. Specific activities of this consultancy included translating and finalising the research instrument, recruitment and training of teams of enumerators, preparing a logistical plan for carrying out data collection, piloting the survey instruments, implementing the household survey and data entry and processing.

The baseline survey sampled 4,300 households and 421 schools within the seven target provinces. Anthropometric data was collected from approximately 15,000 respondents. The response rate for the baseline survey was 94.4%. The tracking survey in 2012 collected data from 700 of the baseline households and 100 schools.