SQUEAC Moheshkahli, Cox’s Bazar
Action Against Hunger Bangladesh contacted Action Against Hunger UK for support with a SQUEAC assessment in one of the upazilas they were responsible for supporting. Lacking the technical expertise to complete the assessment, the Bangladesh team contacted UK. The key objectives were:
- To support the implementation of the baseline SQUEAC assessment (OTP & SFP) in Moheshkali
- To train a CORE team on SQUEAC methodology according to the Moheshkali context
- To orient a wider group on SQUEAC methodology, coverage methods, report interpretation
The purpose of this support was to train the Action Against Hunger Bangladesh team and partners on the SQUEAC methodology and to support the implementation of a SQUEAC in Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. To capitalise on the fact that we would be passing through Cox’s Bazar, we also conducted a three-day sensitisation on coverage assessment methodologies prior to the start of the assessment for Action Against Hunger and their partners in the nutrition cluster.
The sensitisation was delivered to approximately 20 people and covered the “core competencies” of measuring the coverage of CMAM programmes including quantitative and qualitative data analysis, hypothesis testing, prior building and bayes theory, wide area surveys and recommendation setting.
The SQUEAC was then completed by a core team of 12 Action Against Hunger staff, partner national NGOs and WFP (who had all attended the initial training) over the course of 15 days in Moheshkhali upazila. The final report was prepared during the final days of the assessment and remotely from London.
Following the completion of the assessment and the report, we supported the Bangladesh nutrition team to develop a Bottleneck Analysis Tool for the CMAM programme in Moheshkhali.
- A final SQUEAC report
- Training and survey documents shared on USB sticks
- A BNA monitoring tool (complete with data from 2017), a maintenance guide for use of the tool and interpretation guidelines for the BNA tool.
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Author: Hugh Lort-Phillips, Emily Hockenhull