BRACE II is a five-year programme (2015-2020) funded by the UK Department for International Development. It aims to improve food security and resilience in South Sudan, primarily through reducing vulnerability to climate variability and extremes. Another objective is to reduce vulnerability to communal conflict by increasing social solidarity and cohesion.
Food insecure families work to create productive assets at the household level (block farms for crops or vegetable gardens) or community assets (such as access roads, water ponds, or anti-flooding dykes) to bring about a sustained change in the amount of food produced or income generated. Other activities intended to improve local governance, social cohesion or access to markets are intended to deepen and sustain those changes.
In exchange for their work, beneficiaries are provided labour opportunities during the lean season ( before harvest when previous food stocks run low) to help them to meet their short-term food needs.
Within the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Services component (January 2017 – July 2019), IMC Worldwide and Forcier Consulting worked closely with DFID South Sudan and BRACE II implementing partners to design and undertake four main M&E activities:
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Services for the Building Resilience through Asset Creation and Enhancement (BRACE) II
UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Senior Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation & LearningJanet.Glover@imcworldwide.com
October 7, 2019