About the Project
In conjunction with the Ministry of Social Solidarity and with funding from the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK FCO), the World Bank contracted the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to conduct an impact evaluation of the Takaful and Karama Program. The main objective of the impact evaluation is to provide rigorous evidence on the impacts of the program on household consumption, poverty and other measures of well-being including child education, health and food security, and the prevalence of overweight and obesity in adult women. Through agreement with the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the World Bank, the impact evaluation study seeks to answer five evaluation questions: one primary evaluation question and four secondary evaluation/research questions. The primary evaluation question directly relates to the primary program objective.
- What is the impact of Takaful and Karama on total household expenditure (used as proxy for household income and poverty measurement) and household poverty?
The secondary evaluation questions relate to assessing program impact on secondary outcomes and generating a better understanding of the pathways of impact:
- What is the impact of Takaful and Karama on child schooling attainment?
- What is the impact of Takaful and Karama on child nutrition and health outcomes such as linear growth and immunization rates?
- What is the program’s impact on intermediary outcomes, such as household dietary diversity, health care utilization, and nutrition and health knowledge and practices?
- What is Takaful’s impact on undesirable increases in body weight in mothers and children?