DFID aims to improve nutrition outcomes for young children, pregnant and lactating women, and adolescent girls via the integration of nutrition-specific interventions in 3 existing programmes that provide livelihood support to extremely poor households.
These are the Chars Livelihood Programme (CLP), the Economic Empowerment of the Poorest Programme
(Shiree or EEP) and the Urban Partnership for Poverty Reduction (UPPR) Programme. Although there exists considerable evidence on the effectiveness of various livelihoods interventions and other social protection programmes, as well as some evidence on the effectiveness of various nutritionspecific
interventions, little research directly assesses how an integrated livelihoods and nutrition programme might compare with livelihoods support alone.
In order to assess the impacts of the integration of the nutritionspecific interventions into the livelihoods programmes, DFID commissioned this mixed-method impact evaluation.