This document is the first of three reports pertaining to a longitudinal evaluation of a local procurement school feeding pilot project in the Department of Nippes for the years 2015-2017. The project is born of the following Government of Haiti (GoH) priorities:
1) The provision of quality food services in schools through the inclusion of the private and voluntary sectors and the prioritization of a snack (breakfast) served before class opens each morning and, if funding allows, hot meal served after hours of study.
2) Support for the local economy and the production of local food through quasi-exclusive food purchases from local producers.
3) The development of the national capacities necessary for the proper management of school feeding programs, specifically requiring institutional reform and standardization of the National School Canteen Program (PNCS), coordination and management of contracts, and decentralization of program implementation through commitment of entities at the departmental and community levels, i.e. the PNCS will no longer intervene as a direct operator of school feeding.