External Evaluation of Mobile Phone Technology-based Nutrition and Agriculture Advisory Services in Africa: Final Ghana Mixed Methods Evaluation Report

Published on 15 July 2020

This final mixed methods report forms part of the external impact evaluation of mNutrition in Ghana. The evaluation was conducted by a consortium of researchers from Gamos, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) between 2016 and 2020.

Mnutrition was a global initiative supported by DFID, organised by GSMA, and implemented by in-country mobile network operators (MNOs) and other providers to use mobile technology to improve the health and nutritional status of children and adults in low-income countries. In Ghana, mNutrition was added to the existing m-Agriculture platform Vodafone Farmers’ Club, a service that offered agricultural information via SMS (short message service) and recorded voice messages, access to an expert helpline and free calls to other Farmers’ Club members.

This report summarises the final findings of the mNutrition evaluation in Ghana drawn from across the three interlinked evaluation components (quantitative, qualitative and business model) and structured around the key overarching evaluation questions. For more details on the technical and methodological aspects of the evaluation please refer to the separate methods-specific technical reports.

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