Impact evaluation of an integrated poultry value chain and nutrition intervention (SE LEVER) in Burkina Faso

Collaborating institutions: Tanager and AFRICSante
Dates: 5 Years   
Value: $4,467,120.52 
Principal Investigator: Aulo Gelli (PI), Elodie Becquey (Deputy PI) and others.
Country: Burkina Faso 

Project summary

The SELEVER impact evaluation involves a cluster-randomized controlled trial design implemented in 120 rural communities/villages within 60 communes supported by SELEVER in the Boucle du Mouhoun, Centre-Ouest and Haut-Bassins regions of Burkina Faso. In this trial, communities were randomly assigned to one of three treatment arms, including 1) SELEVER intervention group; 2) SELEVER with an intensive WASH component; and 3) control group without intervention. The primary outcomes for the trial are the mean probability of adequacy of diets for women and children (2-4 years at baseline), infant and young child feeding practices of caregivers of children aged 0-2 years, and household poultry production and sales. Intermediate outcomes along the agriculture and nutrition pathways were also measured, including child nutrition status and development. The evaluation follows a mixed-method approach, including a panel of child, household, community and market surveys, with multiple data collection points during post-harvest and lean seasons, as well as one year after implementation ends to examine issues related to sustainability. The project kicked-off activities in September 2016, and 2 baseline survey rounds were completed in 2017.


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Trial Prorocol 

Contact information

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