Dietary Diversity and Determinants Survey (CRS)

Dietary Diversity and Determinants Survey

Recipient
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Dates
January to December 2013
OutputsResource, tool
Technical Areas
Monitoring and evaluation; Nutrition and food technology

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) developed the Dietary Diversity and Determinants Survey (DDDS) to improve the efficiency and quality of its food security and nutrition programming. The DDDS can be adapted to collect two types of dietary diversity information—an individual’s Dietary Diversity Score and an indicator of household-level food access—and capture data on determinants of dietary diversity, such as land ownership and gender factors. CRS’s Burundi office developed the digital data collection tool from a survey questionnaire, then pilot-tested it in and refined it with input from CRS programs in Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Malawi. Also, as part of the grant, CRS created Dietary Diversity and Determinants Survey Guide and User’s Manual to accompany the DDDS.

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