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close this bookGuidelines for Selective Feeding Programmes in Emergency Situations (UNHCR; 1999; 25 pages)
View the documentI. Purpose
View the documentII. Basic Principles
View the documentIII. Feeding Programme Strategy
View the documentIV. Supplementary Feeding Programmes
View the documentV. Therapeutic Feeding Programmes
View the documentVI. Monitoring and Evaluation
View the documentVII. Food Commodities for Feeding Programmes
View the documentVIII. Management Issues
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VI. Monitoring and Evaluation

Supplementary Feeding Programmes

46. Ongoing monitoring should include collection of data to analyse the efficiency and effectiveness of Selective Feeding Programmes, in accordance with the objectives. This can be done through nutrition monitoring (surveys, growth monitoring) and the regular collection of feeding center statistics. Indicators are illustrated in Table 2 and forms for monthly reporting on SFPs are attached in Annex 2.

Table 2: Indicators for Monitoring Supplementary Feeding Programmes

SFP Indicators

Acceptable

Alarming

 

(%)

(%)

Recovery rate

> 70

< 50

Death rate

< 3

> 10

Defaulting rate

< 15

> 30

Therapeutic Feeding Programmes

47. Monitoring of TFPs includes the regular collection of feeding center statistics (Table 3) as well as regular surveillance to ensure compliance with therapeutic protocols for the provision of nutrition and medical care. Specific forms for monthly reporting on TFPs are attached in Annex 3.

Table 3: Indicators for Monitoring Therapeutic Feeding Programmes

TFP Indicators

Acceptable

Alarming

 

(%)

(%)

Recovery rate

> 75

< 50

Death rate

< 10

> 15

Defaulter rate

< 15

> 25

Weight gain (g/kg/day)

>= 8

<= 8

Coverage

> 50-70%

< 40%

Mean length of stay

< 3-4 weeks

> 6 weeks

 

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