Methodologies to Evaluate the Impact of Large Scale Nutrition Programs

This report focuses on evaluating the impact of large scale nutrition intervention programs. The discussion centres around the use of randomised control trials (RCTs) and the circumstances under which they can be used to evaluate for plausible impact and for adequate impact.

Page 30 - 31 focuses on using dose-response analysis to strengthen causal inference in impact evaluation.


  • The Context of Impact Evaluations: Technical and Social Issues
  • Deciding To Undertake an Evaluation to Assess Nutritional Impact Of A Program
  • Designing Impact Evaluations for Nutrition Interventions
  • Probability and Plausibility Analyses for RCT Program Evaluation
  • Types of Interventions
  • Beneficiaries
  • Impact Indicators
  • Ethics 


Habicht, J. P., Pelto, G. H., & Lapp, J., World Bank, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit. (2009). Methodologies to evaluate the impact of large scale nutrition programs. Retrieved from website:

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