In collaboration with BRAC, Nutrition International proposed generating evidence on how to systematically integrate nutrition into multi-sector programs by:
- Optimizing opportunities to deliver nutrition interventions
- Maximizing the demand for nutrition services
- Designing an efficient inter-sector coordination mechanism
BRAC is committed to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor through its many programs in areas including economic development, public health, education, community empowerment, and agriculture and food security.
BRAC would use the results of this project to integrate a package of nutrition interventions for adolescent girls into Bangladesh secondary schools as well as its existing programs.
Designing a model to integrate actionable nutrition packages
Our research to identify barriers to adolescent nutrition in Bangladesh informed the design of a model and the creation of the How to integrate nutrition into multi-sector programs manual. This research included:
- Review of nutrition gaps in Bangladesh
- Identification of potential nutrition interventions that could be integrated into BRAC’s existing programs with minimal additional effort
- Detailed understanding of how services are delivered at the individual, household, and community level
- Preparation of Program Impact Pathways of BRAC programs to understand how they operate at various levels
- Identification of intervention target groups and potential nutrition intervention packages