30 March 2015
To access the Country Brief pelase click: http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/ep/wfp273241.pdf
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 May 2014
The independent operation evaluation of Bangladesh Country Programme (CP 200243) 2012-2016 covered the four components namely improving maternal and child nutrition, school feeding, enhancing resilience to disasters and the effects of climate change and strengthening government safety nets.
It was intended for both accountability and learning and focuses on assessing: i) the appropriateness and coherence of the operation; ii) its results; and iii) the factors explaining the results.
The evaluation, which makes a number of recommendations for the future, was managed and conducted by a consultancy firm, with fieldwork taking place in April 2015.
12 May 2014
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the School Feeding Program (SFP) in Bangladesh. The evaluation is based on a number of surveys at the household, school and community levels in addition to achievement tests for the schoolchildren, carried out in late 2003. Some of the major findings are highlighted here. SFP has raised school enrollment by 14.2 percent, reduced the probability of dropping out of school by 7.5 percent, and increased school attendance by about 1.3 days a month. These results are obtained from econometric models that captured the impact of the SFP alone, isolating the effects of income and other factors.
9 May 2014
This is the fifth and final evaluation in the series of impact evaluations of WFP school feeding.Bangladesh was one of five countries selected for an impact evaluation of school feeding (SF) in 2010-2011. The objectives are to evaluate the outcomes and impact achieved in relation to intended education objectives; evaluate outcomes and impact in relation to WFP‘s new nutrition and value transfer policy objectives; evaluate unintended outcomes and impacts; and identify changes needed to WFP operations in order to contribute to development objectives and the WFP Strategic Plan and SFP 2009.
8 May 2014
They look like ordinary biscuits, but for more than a million Bangladeshi children, they may be a ticket out of malnutrition, illiteracy, and abject poverty.
8 May 2014
The concern that learning performance may be adversely affected by increased class size appears to be unfounded. But unchecked, the negative peer effect could hinder student achievement.
8 May 2014
While both food and cash incentives can raise enrolment rates, in Bangladesh food rations increased families’ food consumption, too, but cash transfers did not. Therefore, if a programme’s goals include nutrition support in addition to raising school enrolment, a food-based incentive system appears to be more effective.
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.
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