The awardee will conduct independent research that will contribute to improving the understanding of three broad research questions in the McGovern-Dole Learning Agenda and accompanying sub-questions. This research will incorporate existing data and the collection of primary data as feasible and appropriate. The corresponding report will analyze and compare different school feeding partnerships, food sourcing models for school meals, and educational outcomes. This study will enhance USDA’s and USAID’s understanding of the factors that contribute to school feeding sustainability post-project. This original research is anticipated to help inform future project funding, design, implementation, and evaluation.
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