The purpose of the thematic evaluation of the Operational Program for Food and or Basic Material Assistance (OP FEAD) was to cover both types of interventions supported through FEAD – specifically projects implemented through the calls “Providing school meals for children at risk of poverty” (4 calls) and “Poverty alleviation by providing assistance to the most deprived by distributing food and/or basic material assistance” (2 calls) and evaluate their effectiveness. The evaluation sought to assess how the support provided through the implementation of FEAD-funded project activities contributed to the objectives of the Operational Program.
The thematic evaluation of FEAD was conducted using an interdisciplinary and participatory methodology that included qualitative and quantitative research methods. The methodology included the following methods: literature analysis, analysis of key documents, statistics, quantitative research through questionnaires (partner organizations), conducting interviews with partner organizations and conducting territorial analysis. In addition, 4 case studies of projects funded under these FEAD calls have been further developed.
This evaluation was conducted for the Client, the Croatian Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy.