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' aimed to improve nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls by integrating the delivery of a number of nutrition-specific interventions as part of three existing livelihoods support programmes in Bangladesh. These programmes were the Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP), the Economic Empowermentof the Poorest Programme (EEP, also known as 'Shiree'), and the Urban Partnership for Poverty Reduction (UPPR )Programme.

In 2013 DFID commissioned an independent impact evaluation of the new programme which was carried out under a consortium framework led by PATH. The evaluation was led by IDS together with partners based at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), ITAD and the Centre for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS).

Comprising of four complementary methodological components (a quantitative survey at baseline and endline, qualitative community-based research, a process evaluation and cost effectiveness study), the evaluation assessed the impact of the combination of nutrition and livelihood interventions on the nutritional status of children under two and explored some of the programme-specific design and implementation factors and wider societal and contextual processes which may have impacted on programme outcomes.

The evaluation was completed in June 2016. The Final Report is now available to download here and shorter Policy Brief is available here.

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Photo of Jessica Gordon, Nutrition Evaluation Programme Manager

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Jean Pierre Tranchant is a Research Fellow with the Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction Team

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Impact Evaluation of the DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh: Policy Brief

In 'Impact Evaluation of the DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh: Policy Brief' (2017)
Gordon, J. and Nisbett, N.

MQSUN Mixed Methods Report: Impact Evaluation of the DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh, Phase II

MQSUN Report (2015)
Barnett, I., Ferdous, J., Sidikki, F., Roy, S., Naher, F., Islam, A., Ahmed, F., Nisbett, N., Cornelius, A. Longhurst, R., and Gordon, J.

MQSUN Mixed Methods Report: Impact Evaluation of the DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh, Phase II

MQSUN Report (2015)
Barnett, I., Ferdous, J., Sidikki, F., Roy, S., Naher, F., Islam, A., Ahmed, F., Nisbett, N., Cornelius, A. Longhurst, R., and Gordon, J.

MQSUN Determinants of Child Undernutrition in Bangladesh Literature Review

MQSUN Report (2015)
Ahmed, N. Barnett, I. and Longhurst, R.
Project Dates:
March 2013 - June 2016
Project Status:
Open
Funder:
Department for International Development (DFID)