Impact Evaluation of a Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh
2013-2016; Bangladesh; DFID
Itad is working with a consortium co-ordinated by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) to conduct an Impact Evaluation of the DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh.
The evaluation covers areas and households targeted by DFID’s ongoing programmes on the Economic Empowerment of the Poorest programme (EEP); the Chars Livelihood Programme (CLP), and the Urban Partnership for Poverty Reduction (UPPR). These programmes currently provide indirect nutrition (livelihoods) interventions. A direct nutrition intervention is being integrated into each of the three programmes. DFID has specified a multi-method evaluation to assess the impact of the combined livelihoods and nutrition package on the nutritional status of beneficiaries; comparing this with non-beneficiaries and those beneficiaries only receiving the livelihoods intervention. This is a mixed methods impact evaluation, involving quantitative analysis; qualitative analysis, process evaluation and value for money (cost effectiveness).
Itad is responsible for designing, implementing and managing the process and cost-effectiveness elements of the evaluation.Image © Preparing vegetables for fish curry in Rangpur Photo Credit: WorldFish