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The Effect of Nutrition Program for Under-5 Children by Household's Poverty Status in the DR Congo: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis

  • Journal of Regional Studies and Development
  • Abbr : JRSD
  • 2020, 29(2), pp.1-24
  • DOI : 10.22739/ipaid.2020.29.2.1
  • Publisher : Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development: IPAID
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > Regional Studies in general > Comparative / Statistical Regional Studies
  • Received : February 18, 2020
  • Accepted : July 22, 2020
  • Published : August 30, 2020

LEEHOCHEOL ORD ID 1 Ae Young So 2 Lee, Tae Ho 3 Eun Woo Nam ORD ID 1

1연세대학교(미래캠퍼스)
2강릉원주대학교 제 2 캠퍼스
3국민건강보험공단

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ABSTRACT

This study aimed to measure the effect of the nutrition program for children aged under 5 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) by poverty line and that provide the evidence for managing the nutrition program. The national poverty level in the DRC is low at 176th among 187 UN member countries, 74% of households make a living under poverty line per day. The government of the DRC proposed various policies through 'The Democratic Republic of Congo Response Plan 2017-2018)'. In particular, the government has established the policy focused on eradicating poverty eradication. However, there is a lack of evidence for making the policy. This study used a Non equivalent control pretest-posttest study design in the DRC. The results of this study is considered that poverty line households took an attitude of reducing the financial burden by attending the nutrition program. These results of study are expected the evidence for making policy of the DRC.

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