Ethiopia: Community-based Monitoring of Relief Food Aid, 2001
Around 1200 households were interviewed in each of the three pilot districts and anthropometric measurements were taken of children 6 to 59 months of age.
There were very different coverage patterns in the three pilot districts. Distribution mechanisms tended to favour the already better-off. This may have been partly related to the link between food aid and employment schemes. The most vulnerable households were less likely to have a member participating in a food-for-work or similar programme. Additional aid could improve the performance, but only if effectively targeted to the most needy.