Evaluation of School Health and Nutrition Portfolio
2019; Dubai Cares; Multiple Countries
Dubai Cares is a UAE-based global philanthropic organisation working towards providing children in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programmes that aim to be integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable. Its aim to increase children’s access to quality education is realised through integrated programmes that eliminate the underlying obstacles that prevent children from going to school and learning.
To date, Dubai Cares has overseen a portfolio of more than 20 School Health and Nutrition programmes in as many countries. The support ranges from stand-alone vertical programs with a singular activity – for example nation-wide school-based de-worming programs – to multidisciplinary programmes implemented by more complex, collaborative partnerships designed to simultaneously address a multitude of health and nutritional needs in children through integrated service delivery at the school level.
Itad has been contracted to undertake a thematic evaluation of Dubai Cares’ of programs from the School Health and Nutrition portfolio aims to capture key lessons and recommendations that will inform Dubai Cares’ future strategy and choices regarding which kinds of programmes and partnerships to support in future grant-making in school health and nutrition.
Our bespoke evaluation approach to this assignment is utilisation-focused and theory-based and uses mixed methods to assess the portfolio. We are using two lenses of enquiry: i) the programme design and delivery, and ii) the nature of the delivery of and processes of the partnerships.
Image © Parents and kids learn together in Chennai, India. Photo Credit: Pippa Ranger/Department for International Development via Flickr.