The South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) was established to help improve food and nutrition security (FNS) in South Asia, home to the largest number of poor people in the world. SAFANSI particularly sought to address the “South Asia Enigma”: chronic and widespread under-nutrition in South Asia coexisting with sustained rapid economic growth. SAFANSI was established in March 2010 and is financed by DFID and AusAID. This Independent Evaluation focuses on the extent to which SAFANSI is likely to achieve its goals and objectives. It finds that SAFANSI is well on track to achieve its purpose. Substantive outputs and outcomes are starting to emerge from the short period of its operations and it exhibits good principles of development effectiveness in its management and operations.
Anderson, I.; Darnton-Hill, I.; De, S.; Greeley, M. Assignment Report: Independent evaluation and strategic review of the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI). HEART, UK (2013) 177 pp.