Kerri Evans Published in World Development Perspective


Kerri Evans, Assistant Professor and colleagues have a new paper published in World Development Perspectives Journal.


Title: The McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (MGD): A comparative analysis of reading comprehension gains in Central America.


Summary: The McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (MGD), funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), is one of the most prominent school feeding programs implemented globally. MGD’s primary objective is to increase childhood literacy. This study examines increases in reading comprehension associated with implementation of MGD over a three-year period in rural departments of Guatemala and Honduras. Specific attention is paid to differences in program design and implementation between the two countries.


Crea, T. M., Neville, S. E., Diaz-Valdes, A., Evans, K., Urizar, B., Drummer, E., Acevedo, J., Canelas, O., Medina, M., & Mallman, J. (2021). The McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (MGD): A comparative analysis of reading comprehension gains in Central America. World Development Perspectives. 21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wdp.2021.100288

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