Monitoring, surveillance and evaluation
Programme monitoring is an essential component of a successful food-based strategy. Monitoring techniques must be inexpensive and simple: indicators used should be culturally acceptable, feasible to obtain under field conditions and reasonable in cost. They should also have adequate sensitivity and specificity. The choice of indicators will be determined by local needs and the institutional capacity of the country concerned. Wherever possible, communities should be involved in the monitoring of programmes in which they participate.