HNE-36406 Food and Nutrition Security in Developing Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation


Studiepunten 6.00

One day excursion3
Practical extensively supervised8
Project learning5
Problem-based learning30
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. ID Brouwer
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. ID Brouwer
dr. FA de Boer
dr A Rodrequz
Examiner(s)dr. ir. ID Brouwer

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Nutrition Behaviour (HNE-20306);
Students from BSc or MSc programmes other than Nutrition and Health are advised to enroll in a computer-based self-study tutorial of about 40 hours, developed by the CDI (see:

Continuation courses:

Thesis Human Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition


This course is integrated with the training course Food and Nutrition Security of the WI and the student attends the 3-weeks module entitled: Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of food and nutrition security policy impacts (3-weeks). The module is focused on the necessary elements in designing an effective food and nutrition information system for monitoring and evaluation of the impacts of food and nutrition security policies and programmes. For specific information concerning the above module, you are referred to the website of the CDI ( As this course is offered together with CDI (, students can experience a higher workload and may have classes on some holidays. The latter will be announced in advance.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the module Monitoring and Evaluation of Food and Nutrition Security Policy Impacts the student: - is convinced of and able to explain the role of food and nutrition security with the Millenium Development Goals (MDG's) and Poverty Reduction Startegy Papers (PRSP's) and the importance of investing in nutrition; - is motivated to integrate M&E systematically in ongoing nutrition work and to have insight in the design of M&E systems on food and nutrition security including commonly used approaches to impact measurement; - is acquitted with frequently used food and nutrition information packages and approaches.


Each module is scheduled at CDI full-time (morning and afternoon), contact the coordinator for detailed scheduling information. The training approach is interactive and experience-based: it provides the students with the possibility to learn from expert facilitators as well as from each other. Especially the combination with the foreign participants from the WI course will offer the students an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas. Transfer in knowledge goes hand in hand with case studies, working groups, etc.


The presence during the module is obligatory. The final credit of the course is based on:
- preparation, reporting and presentation of group work during the modules.(50% of final credit);
- examination (50% of final credit).


A study guide and literature will be handed out at the beginning of the course at CDI.

Keuze voor: MNHNutrition and HealthMScA: Epidemiology and Public Health6WD
MNHNutrition and HealthMScB: Nutritional Physiology and Health Status6WD