Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition in Bangladesh
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Admissible evidence in the court of development evaluation? The impact of CARE's SHOUHARDO project on child stuntingin BangladeshInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2011Along with the rise of the development effectiveness movement of the last few decades, experimental impact evaluation methods – randomised controlled trials and quasi-experimental techniques – have emerged as a dominant force.Document
Assessing the Effectiveness of Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Conceptual FrameworkLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2015South Asia has experienced rapid economic growth, yet it still has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, and half the population is undernourished. Besides children, undernutrition among women and adolescent girls is also a major concern. The lack of progress in solving undernutrition, in all its guises, reflects in part the complexity of factors involved.DocumentConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2015This paper investigates the relationship between adoption of modern rice varieties and rice varietal diversity on household farms in Bangladesh. As shown in previous studies, adoption of modern varieties depends on agroecological- and input-related factors, including the availability and use of irrigation facilities, such as tubewells.DocumentInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015Diarrheal disease is one of the two leading killer diseases in the world. An estimated 2.2 million children under the age of 5 years die from diarrheal disease each year. Most of these deaths are from middle- and low-income countries. Improvements in sanitation, water quality, and hygiene could reduce the burden of diarrheal diseases by about one-fourth.Document
Thirty-five years later: evaluating effects of a quasi-random child health and family planning programme in BangladeshInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015Improving the health and nutrition of young children is important not only for immediate well-being, but also because it is believed to reduce poverty in the long-run through improved human capital. Many programs such as Head Start and Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs rely on this postulated link.DocumentFood and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB), 2015Although much work has been done on the theoretical links between agriculture and nutrition, there is limited understanding of the evidence from observational and experimental research studies on the impacts of agriculture programs on nutrition outcomes. This paper assesses the emphasis of the literature on different agriculture–nutrition pathways in Bangladesh.DocumentMaximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition, 2015This literature review aims to identify, review and summarise existing research evidence on the determinants of undernutrition in children aged two years and below in Bangladesh. The review gathers available evidence on the immediate, underlying and basic determinants of child undernutrition in accordance with the UNICEF conceptual framework of malnutrition (1990).Document
Impact of climate related shocks and stresses on nutrition and food security in selected areas of rural BangladeshUnited Nations [UN] World Food Programme, 2015With a population over 156 million people, 80 percent of whom live in rural areas, and 70 percent of land area five meters or less above sea level, environmental hazards such as floods, cyclones, salt water intrusion and river erosion are expected to have massive destructive impacts in Bangladesh.DocumentSave the Children Fund, 2015Policies and practice in Bangladesh need to have a greater focus on nutrition, at large scale and across different sectors, in order to accelerate progress on tackling the country’s substantial malnutrition burden of 41% stunting and 16% wasting across a population of 156.5 million. Social protection is a human right and a means for states to protect their most vulnerable citizens.Document
Assessment of Under Nutrition of Bangladeshi Adults Using Anthropometry: Can Body Mass Index Be Replaced by Mid-Upper-Arm-Circumference?PLoS ONE, 2015Body-mass-index (BMI) is widely accepted as an indicator of nutritional status in adults. Mid-upper-arm-circumference (MUAC) is another anthropometric-measure used primarily among children. The present study attempted to evaluate the use of MUAC as a simpler alternative to BMI cut-off <18.5 to detect adult undernutrition, and thus to suggest a suitable cut-off value.