Evaluation of The First 1000 Days Programme in Egypt from 2017 to 2021

3 February 2023


i-APS was contracted by WFP Egypt to conduct a decentralized evaluation (DE) of the “First 1000 Days Programme in Egypt” (2017 to 2021), as a part of the current Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The ‘First 1000 Days Programme’ was launched in 2017 as a pilot between the government of Egypt and WFP to support vulnerable mothers and their children (6-23 months). In 2020, the programme was scaled-up to address the effects of the pandemic on basic food and nutrition security. The purpose of this DE is to assess whether the program was successfully implemented and provided transparency/accountability towards stakeholders. Through this evaluation, i-APS will help WFP Egypt draw on lessons learned to inform the future strategic and operational direction in the country For the evaluation, i-APS utilized its network of country and international experts focused on research and accountability in key Egyptian governorates. The evaluation included 700 beneficiary surveys, 24 in-depth interviews with key stakeholders, and 57 focus group discussions (FGDs), with a total of 362 participants. Donor- WFP Egypt Dates- Oct 2021 – December 2022