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).
1 July 2013
This evaluation was one in a series that assessed the outcomes and impacts of WFP's food-for-assets programming on livelihoods resilience. The evaluation emphasized learning by identifying lessons for enhancing the impacts on resilience and aligning food-for-assets programming with WFP's recently adopted 2011 Food for Assets Guidance Manual and Disaster Risk Reduction Policy. The evaluation covered the food/cash for assets component of WFP Bangladesh Country Programme from 2007-2010, under which participants received a support package for two years, including food and cash for labor and training. The evaluation used a mixed method approach that included household surveys, asset assessments, focus groups, and interviews.
The evaluation found that WFP Bangladesh achieved significant positive impacts on the biophysical environment, in agriculture production, incomes and household assets, savings and women's empowerment. Evidence on long term food security and coping strategies were inconclusive. Assets were well targeted to reduce disaster risk and participation by the poorest. The evaluation recommended that WFP continue to support these activities, and made three other recommendations related to network management, asset maintenance and monitoring systems.
29 January 2013
This is a synthesis of the findings and conclusions across the full series of 4 impact evaluations of the contribution of food assistance to refugees in protracted situations. The evaluations were conducted jointly by WFP and UNHCR in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Chad. The synthesis aims to provide evidence and inspiration for future corporate strategies to deal more effectively with these challenging situations.
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