FEG provided study design, training, analysis and report writing expertise to two Individual Household Economy Assessments (IHEAs) in 2008 and 2010 for Save the Children in Sri Lanka. The first IHEA provided a pre-implementation baseline against which to monitor and measure the impacts of a 2008-2010 post-tsunami poverty reduction and child welfare improvement program. The post-implementation IHEA evaluated the impact of the project.
Both assessments surveyed over 1,000 households in tsunami- and conflict-affected Batticaloa, Trincomalee, and Ampara Districts, assessing the household food consumption, income, and expenditure patterns of all the project beneficiaries as well as a control group. This is the first time such extensive use of IHEA has been made for the purposes of Monitoring and Evaluation.