Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS)

This 4 ½ year project aims to improve the nutritional status of children and mothers in vulnerable areas of Jamalpur and Sherpur districts by promoting multi-sector, pro-poor governance models.  The project contains a particularly innovative mix of agricultural value chain strengthening, community health and nutrition support, support to local service providers and health system capacity strengthening, alongside advocacy and community scorecard accountability activities.

The project is led by World Vision UK and includes as partners World Vision Bangladesh (WVB), World Vision Australia (WVA), the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), HarvestPlus (a programme co-convened by the International Food Policy Research Institute and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture) and local partner Unnayan Sangha (US).

Researchers from IDS’ Health and Nutrition cluster are leading the evaluation as part of the partnership.

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Project details

start date
1 September 2018
end date
28 February 2023


In partnership with
World Vision
Supported by
European Commission

About this project



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Jean-Pierre Tranchant

Research Fellow

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Nicholas Nisbett

Cluster Leader Research Fellow