Mixed methods report: impact evaluation of the DFID programme to accelerate improved nutrition for the extreme poor in Bangladesh

Mixed methods report: impact evaluation of the 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 the 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) and the Urban Partnership for Poverty Reduction Programme (UPPR).

This report collates information on the following three areas:

  1. The features, opportunities and challenges of the existing livelihood interventions and their potential effect on nutritional status
  2. The nature of child undernutrition and its potential reasons across the 3 programme sites
  3. The social, economic and cultural context across the 3 programme sites

The aim is to identify behaviours, conditions and factors that may hinder and/or facilitate the up-take and effectiveness of the nutrition interventions in conjunction with the livelihood interventions.