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Costs, and cost-outcome of school feeding programmes and feeding programmes for young children. Evidence and recommendations

Kristjansson, Elizabeth A., Gelli, A., Welch, Vivian, Greenhalgh, Trish, Liberato, Selma C., Francis, Damian and Espejo, F. (2015). Costs, and cost-outcome of school feeding programmes and feeding programmes for young children. Evidence and recommendations. International Journal of Educational Development,48:79-83.

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Title Costs, and cost-outcome of school feeding programmes and feeding programmes for young children. Evidence and recommendations
Author Kristjansson, Elizabeth A.
Gelli, A.
Welch, Vivian
Greenhalgh, Trish
Liberato, Selma C.
Francis, Damian
Espejo, F.
Journal Name International Journal of Educational Development
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 48
ISSN 0738-0593   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84951310714
Start Page 79
End Page 83
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Field of Research 1117 - Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Our objectives for this study were to provide updated, realistic data on the costs and cost-outcomes of school feeding in Low and Middle Income Countries. We also aimed to identify factors that may influence effectiveness and therefore, cost effectiveness of the interventions. To do this, we combined data on effect sizes for physical and psychosocial outcomes from two Cochrane systematic reviews with new data on the costs of school feeding. We simulated the costs of preschool feeding based on the school feeding costs. We found that he average for low- and middle-income countries combined was US$72, with large variations across countries. We also found a wide variation in costs for different outcomes. We suggest several ways in which effectiveness may be improved and cost-per outcome lowered for both programmes.
Keywords School feeding
Child development
School attendance
Educational achievement
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.11.011   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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