The nutrition agenda in Bangladesh: ‘Too massive to handle’? Analysing Nutrition Governance: Bangladesh Country Report.

Abstract

Bangladesh presents a contradictory case study in terms of 'nutrition governance'. Although it is judged strong by the WHO's measures, which are multidimensional but based primarily on policy documents, closer study reveals that there are various problems involved in this governance, many of which form barriers to the clear communication of goals and targets, and to the effective interaction of government, donor and implementing bodies. This study aims to outline these problems, along with existing and potential solutions, and to offer broad conclusions as to which strategies appear to be strongest in creating good nutrition outcomes. The research was carried out during 2011 and involved both desk research, mainly of Bangladeshi government documents, and other grey literature. It also involved interviews conducted in Dhaka, during June 2011, during which 25 people were interviewed from various organisations relating to the national nutrition strategy and its implementation.

Citation

Taylor, L. The nutrition agenda in Bangladesh: ‘Too massive to handle’? Analysing Nutrition Governance:Bangladesh Country Report. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK (2012) 22 pp.

The nutrition agenda in Bangladesh: ‘Too massive to handle’? Analysing Nutrition Governance: Bangladesh Country Report.

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