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 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 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 (UPPR).

DFID has commissioned an independent impact evaluation of the programme's impacts which IDS is leading on as part of a wider consortium framework lead by PATH, based in Washington. Evaluation partners leading on different aspects of the evaluation include BRAC Development Institute, Dhaka; the Centre for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS), Dhaka; DATA Ltd., Dhaka; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington/Dhaka; and ITAD, UK.

Comprising of four core components (quantitative surveys, qualitative research, a process evaluation and cost effectiveness study), the evaluation will assess the impact of the combination of nutrition and livelihood interventions on the nutritional status of children under two, as well as analysing the programme-specific and wider societal and contextual processes which may impact on programme outcomes and assessing the cost effectiveness (value for money) of integrating these types of interventions.

Key contact

Nutrition Evaluation Programme Manager
+44 (0)1273 915748