Valid’s work in Ethiopia has included:

  • Operational research for the community based approach for management of acute malnutrition.  Ethiopia, Sudan and Malawi were the 3 first operational research countries.
  • Various projects that have supported setup, implementation, review and evaluation of CTC/CMAM programmes across the country. This includes projects that have specifically supported a community mobilization strategy for a CTC/CMAM programme.
  • Implementation of various surveys to assess the coverage of CMAM interventions using the CSAS, SQUEAC and SLEAC approach
  • Delivery of a Focused Ethnographic Studies  (FES) STUDY (FEEDING INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN)
  • Design and delivery of the impact evaluation (baseline and endline) for  USAID’s flagship nutrition programme in country (2011-1016): Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities (ENGINE)
  • Support for Community based nutrition management and support of acutely malnourished Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) & Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) infected and affected by HIV’ programme
  • Assessment of factors affecting household nutrition security, health seeking behaviour and water & sanitation practices


Valid’s main partners were Concern Worldwide, FANTA, Gain, GOAL, International Medical Corps (IMC), Save the Children (US), UNHCR and World Vision.