The Namibian School Feeding Program: A Case Study

Case Studies
Sectors:
Nutrition, Social Protection
Organization:
World Food Programme, Partnership for Child Development, New Partnership for Africa’s Development
Author:
Justin Ellis
Regions:
Africa
Publication Dates:
September, 2012
Content Formats:
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This resource provides an operational review of the current Namibia School Feeding Programme (NSFP). It uses interview and EMIS data to describe design and implementation, policy frameworks, institutional set up, funding, planning arrangements, and community participation. Similar to other countries, the relevance of school feeding programs—and safety nets more broadly–is well recognized, specific policies and subsequent institutional arrangements and funding are still lacking. The report recommends the Ministry of Education to develop a medium-term plan to reform the NSFP.

This case study represents one of the first steps towards a long-term engagement between the World Food Programme and the Government of Namibia. Their goal is to improve the school feeding programme in the country.

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