World Vision with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has subcontracted with MSU expertise for impact evaluation of agricultural programs in rural settings. The ProRenda project is partnering with the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University (MSU) to draw on their experience in working with smallholder farmers and food security in Mozambique and other countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
MSU agricultural economists with MSU graduate student assistance, in collaboration with WV M&E staff, are designing and implementing smallholder surveys for the baseline, end -of-project (year 4) and six year evaluations. These surveys are designed to collect data needed to make comparisons between project beneficiaries and a counterfactual (control) area that is similar to the project area, as well as between direct and indirect participants. Overall project length is 2008 to 2015.
Angola rural survey sample frame location and market vender in rural market