USAID’s Strengthening Multisectoral Nutrition Programming through Implementation Science activity (MSNP) is assisting Bangladesh policymakers and institutions to use evidence to improve nutrition practices and outcomes among pregnant and lactating women and children under the age of two. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
The project team is conducting multiyear mixed method research studies to assess implementation factors and the effect of different multisectoral nutrition interventions, looking at determinants of child nutritional status. They are also applying a research utilization component to strengthen the ability of leaders and policymakers to access, appraise, synthesize and use the project evidence and other sources of Bangladesh nutrition evidence.
FHI 360’s partners are CARE Bangladesh, Partners in Health and Development, Social Marketing Company and government stakeholders. The team is also collaborating with local experts in agriculture, such as the Agro-Input Retailers Network, and in digital social and behavior change communication, such as LifeChord Limited. Through this collaborative approach, the project supports existing structures for multisectoral nutrition in Bangladesh, implemented through the government, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.