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Learning lessons from the policy influence of the Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (RHVP)

Research report

Written by Harry Jones

Research report

Drawing on the RAPID Outcome Assessment methodology, this report examines the influence of Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (RHVP) on policy in southern Africa and shares lessons learned from these experiences.

The methodology involved first assessing the changes seen in six key stakeholder groups over the life of the programme; second, analysing the causes and influences behind these changes; and third, interpreting what lessons this has for future programmes similar to RHVP, and for DFID. The process involved three phases, first 'homework' where the RHVP team collected evidence of changes in stakeholder groups; second, a two-day workshop in which the changes were discussed and analysed; and third, the write-up, drafted by the RHVP team and compiled and synthesised by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

Harry Jones (ODI), with Katharine Vincent, Tracy Cull, Nicholas Freeland, Josee Koch, Danya Pedra, Philip White and John Rook (RHVP)