Ensuring Sustainable Financing for School Meals in West Africa

Case Studies & Research
30 p.

The paper emphasizes the need for sustainable financial solutions and collaborative efforts involving international financial institutions, donors and innovative financing schemes to bridge the funding gap and ensure the long-term success of school meal programmes in West Africa. The publication "Ensuring Sustainable Financing of School Meals in West Africa" explores the importance of Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes, which provide nutritious, locally-sourced meals to schoolchildren. These programmes support local economies and enhance children's education and health. Despite their potential benefits, securing adequate funding remains a challenge.