Market-based programming expertise
TANGO has significant experience assessing emergency food assistance programs. In 2018, TANGO conducted the Global Review of USAID Market-Based Emergency Programs. USAID Food for Peace (FFP) requested TANGO to review its activities from 2010-2016 to provide an independent analysis of the effects of market-based programming (cash, vouchers, local and regional purchase, or in-kind food) in FFP emergency programs, implemented by World Food Program (WFP) and NGO partners. The review drew on extensive secondary literature, quantitative data from FFP databases, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and field visits to six case study countries. The review examined the impacts of modality selection on food security, market and infrastructure development, social capital/community cohesion, gender, resilience, and the protection of vulnerable populations and refugees, as well as the use of mobile phone technology and integrated electronic platforms for asset transfers. See the Global Report here.