Karamoja region (Uganda) - Baseline report for impact evaluation of FAO-UNICEF-WFP resilience programming

Karamoja region (Uganda) - Baseline report for impact evaluation of FAO-UNICEF-WFP resilience programming
Sep 2017

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have been working in Karamoja for more than twenty years and together have developed a Joint Resilience Strategy (JRS) for the region. The overall goal of this JRS is to improve food security and nutrition status in the region during the period from 2016 to 2020.

FAO, WFP and UNICEF, in collaboration with the Ugandan Bureau of Statistics (UBoS) and the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda (OPM), carried out data collection in November and December of 2016. This data was collected in order to be employed as a baseline survey, which will ultimately be used for assessing the impact of the JRS programming in the region.

This report presents the baseline analysis for Karamoja prior to the implementation of any JRS programming, using the above-mentioned data collected in 2016. The baseline analysis has been carried out in order to understand the initial situation faced by households in Karamoja before any JRS interventions had taken place; the results of this analysis will be used in future to create a comprehensive impact evaluation of the JRS programming, once panel data becomes available.

First and foremost, this report examines the differences in resilience capacity between households due to become beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the JRS programming, based on their geographical location. The indicators of interest – the Resilience Capacity Index (RCI) and so-called pillars of resilience – have been estimated using the FAO Resilience Index and Measurement Analysis (RIMA-II) methodology (see Annex I for a full explanation of this methodology).