14 July 2015
This factsheet describes how WFP, together with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and global science company Royal DSM, supports the Government of Bangladesh to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in high-risk groups by providing rice fortified with vitamins and minerals. Explaining the link between rice and nutrition, it outlines programme activities, key achievements and the way forward.
29 November 2014
The Undernutrition Maps of Bangladesh 2012 are estimating stunting and underweight in children under five down to upazila (sub-district) level. The aim of the mapping is to serve policy makers, planners and researchers in decision making on targeted and integrated nutrition-focused development. The Undernutrition Maps are developed jointly by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
17 September 2014
The Poverty Maps of Bangladesh 2010, the third of their kind, are an important statistical instrument to better understand the geographical variations and spatial inequality in growth and poverty. The upazila (sub-district) level maps are developed jointly by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the World Bank and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
31 July 2014
A concise, illustrated overview of the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) activities in Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, WFP continues to engage in dialogue, evidence creation, food security and nutrition programmes, and capacity support to the Government to support the poorest of the poor in improving their household food security and children’s nutrition. This brochure outlines the programmes and activities supported by WFP in Bangladesh, and the impact they have had on the people and communities we assist.
25 November 2013
Throughout 2012 and 2013, WFP continued to engage in dialogue, evidence creation, food security and nutrition programmes, and capacity support to the Government of Bangladesh to help the poorest of the poor in improving their household food security and children’s nutrition. This report outlines the programmes and activities supported by WFP in Bangladesh, and the impact they have had on the people and communities assisted.
16 November 2012
Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life – from the womb to two years of age – can lead to irreversible damage to children’s minds and bodies. The World Food Programme in Asia is targeting its food assistance to make sure that children and adults get the right food, at the right time, in the right place.
26 September 2012
Under-nutrition is a major public health and economic challenge in Bangladesh. WFP is working with the government to improve the nutrition status of women and children. Efforts are focused on the first 1000 days of life, when under-nutrition can lead to irreversible damage to bodies and minds.
23 May 2012
The WFP Bangladesh Nutrition Strategy outlines a case for investing in nutrition for the next generation. This publication aims to support the Government of Bangladesh to reduce maternal and child undernutrition and contribute to breaking the intergenerational cycle of undernutrition. It builds on WFP’s Bangladesh Country Strategy which highlights nutrition as a core focus and cross cutting issue, incorporating evidence-based nutrition interventions, as well as integrating nutrition goals into broader efforts in critical sectors.
21 November 2011
17 May 2011
This is the fifth and final evaluation in the series of impact evaluations of WFP school feeding.Impacts of WFP’s micronutrient fortified biscuit programme were seen in several areas including attendance and drop-out rates and transition to secondary school of children from the most vulnerable households.
The micronutrient fortified biscuits make substantial contributions to improving the nutrition of participating children and provide a value transfer to vulnerable households. The evaluation recommends areas for improvement including strategic positioning in the educational system, increasing micronutrient content and expanding coverage.
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