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Qualitative Evaluation of Food for Peace Development Food Assistance Projects in Bangladesh

Authors: 
F. James Levinson,
Jessica Blankenship,
Julian Francis,
Kusum Hachhethu,
Rezaul Karim,
Kathleen Kurz,
Nashida Akbar,
Maqbul Bhuiyan
Organizational Authors: 
FANTA

This report presents findings from a qualitative evaluation of three USAID Office of Food for Peace development food assistance projects operating in Bangladesh from 2010 to 2015—Save the Children’s Nobo Jibon (“New Life”) Program, ACDI/VOCA’s Program for Strengthening Household Access to Resources (PROSHAR), and CARE’s Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities II Program (SHOUHARDO II). The projects were designed to address household food insecurity in vulnerable areas of the country through activities related to livelihoods and agriculture, maternal and child health and nutrition, disaster risk reduction, and women’s empowerment. Project effectiveness, sustainability, coordination, and unintended effects (both positive and negative) are explored in the evaluation report, as are recommendations for future food security-related projects in Bangladesh. The evaluation was implemented by Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy through the USAID-funded Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA).

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