Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS) ‘Baseline Report’

Published on 10 June 2020

The Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS) project is funded by the European Commission and is a collaboration between World Vision UK (WVUK), World Vision Bangladesh (WVB), World Vision Australia (WVA), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) via ‘HarvestPlus and Unnayan Sangha (US) a local NGO in Bangladesh. The Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK is a partner and is responsible for this impact evaluation.

The BIeNGS model is based on four interrelated components comprising a number of different nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive, pro-poor governance interventions: (1) social and behaviour change communication (SBCC), (2) health system strengthening through social accountability (SA), governance improvements and, capacity development, (3) productive and economic empowerment, and (4) multisector coordination.

This report presents the findings from the baseline quantitative data collected for the evaluation of the BIeNGS project in Sherpur and Jamalpur districts, Bangladesh. It summarises the intervention that is being evaluated (notably discussing the theory of change), presents the evaluation design, describes the data collection process, analyses key results from the baseline survey, and finally ascertains baseline of key variables at baseline across treatment groups.

Cite this publication

Nisbett, N. and Tranchant, J.P (2020) Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS), Brighton: Institute of Development Studies


Nicholas Nisbett

Research Fellow; Co-founder, Food Equity Centre

Jean-Pierre Tranchant

Research Fellow

Publication details

published by
Institute of Development Studies


About this publication


Related content