Impact Evaluation of DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh
The DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh aims to improve nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls by integrating the delivery of a number of nutrition specific (or direct) interventions with livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh. These three programmes are the Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP), the Economic Empowerment of the Poorest Programme (EEP, also known as 'Shiree'), and the Urban Partnership for Poverty Reduction (UPPR).
DFID has commissioned an independent impact evaluation of the programme's impacts which IDS is coordinating as part of a wider consortium framework lead by PATH based in Washington. Evaluation partners leading on different aspects of the evaluation include BRAC University Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Dhaka; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington/Dhaka; DATA Ltd., Dhaka; ITAD, UK and the Centre for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS), Dhaka.
Comprising of four core components (quantitative surveys, qualitative research, a process evaluation and cost effectiveness study), the evaluation will assess the impact of the combination of nutrition and livelihood interventions on the nutritional status of children under two, as well as analysing the programme-specific and wider societal and contextual processes which may impact on programme outcomes and assessing the cost effectiveness (value for money) of integrating these types of interventions.
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