Ag2Nut webinar co-hosted with ANH Academy: Economic Evaluation of Agriculture-Nutrition Programs
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 15:30 to 16:30
Virtual - time indicated in GMT (London)
Webinar: Economic Evaluation of Agriculture-Nutrition Programs
Webinar and discussion
Speaker: Carol Levin, University of Washington and James Levinson, Tufts University
Strengthening Economic Evaluation of Multisectoral approaches for Nutrition (SEEM-Nutrition) project
Evidence on the cost and cost-effectiveness of agriculture-nutrition programs is limited globally. Yet, such evidence will be critical to motivating future investment in and long-term sustainment of these programs. In particular, cost data helps donors and implementers assess return on investment and affordability, and make financial projections to help guide policy, programming, and the efficient allocation of resources. However, past efforts to estimate the costs and benefits of multisectoral nutrition programs have been hampered by a lack of standardized methods and well-defined outcome measures capturing both direct and indirect benefits. Join us to learn about the Strengthening Economic Evaluation of Multisectoral approaches for Nutrition (SEEMS-Nutrition) project—a consortium of academic and implementing partners applying a common approach and set of principles for the measurement of costs and benefits of multisectoral nutrition programs globally. We will briefly describe the common approach and provide an overview of its application to a diverse set of agriculture-nutrition programs in Malawi, Nepal, Burkina Faso and Bangladesh.
Bring your questions about applying economic evaluation to your own projects that strengthen the linkages between agriculture and nutrition outcomes.
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The webinar will last 60 minutes, including a presentation and discussion session. Please bring your thoughts and questions regarding how to approach the evaluation of costs and benefits of agriculture-nutrition programs
Economic Evaluation of Agriculture-Nutrition Programs video
Carol Levin, University of Washington
James Levinson, Tufts University