Evaluation of the Exporting Quality Program under the Food for Progress initiative

Country

Dominican Republic

Region

Latin America & the Caribbean

Type

Evaluation Report

Year

2022

Evaluation of the Exporting Quality Program under the Food for Progress initiative

Country

Dominican Republic

Region

Latin America & the Caribbean

Type

Evaluation Report

Year

2022

Abstract:

The USDA FFPr Exporting Quality Program undergoes a comprehensive evaluation in this document, highlighting its impact and efficacy from September 2015 to December 2021. Managed by the International Executive Service Corps (IESC), this initiative strives to foster development and progress in the food sector. The Institute for Development Impact, with contributions from experts like Brian Foster, Molly Hageboeck, and Elizabeth Issac, has meticulously assessed the program’s trajectory, culminating in this final evaluation. The report delves into the program’s context, its alignment with desired outcomes, and offers insights into areas of improvement and success.

Description:

Under the broader umbrella of the Food for Progress initiative, the Exporting Quality Program plays a pivotal role in advancing food quality and standards. This evaluation, submitted in January 2022 and updated in February 2022, paints a detailed picture of the program’s journey over six years. Authored by the esteemed Institute for Development Impact, the report offers a deep dive into the program’s achievements, challenges, and future prospects. With a blend of quantitative and qualitative analyses, readers gain an understanding of the program’s impact on the ground and its broader implications for food security and development.

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