Research AreasPolicy & Institutions
CountriesBangladesh, Ethiopia, Vietnam
TimelineStart Date: 12 January 2008 | End Date: 1 February 2013
IFPRI is part of a consortium of eight institutions led by the Academy for Educational Development (AED) who responded to a call for proposal put out by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to address childhood undernutrition. This 5-year, $80 million project aims to reduce by at least 50% the disability adjusted life years lost (DALYs) due to poor infant and young child feeding practices. The project is expected to reach more than 26 million children 0-24 months of age in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
IFPRI’s role in the project is to lead impact and process evaluation activities in the three focus countries. In Bangladesh and Viet Nam, the evaluation research uses cluster-randomized designs with detailed process/operations research. In Ethiopia, the evaluation research will use a before-after design, with a nested cohort study and detailed process/operations research. In all three countries, the evaluation work includes prospective studies of the policy processes related to nutrition and infant and young child feeding policies and institutions.
- ARI - Advanced Research Institute
- Academy for Educational Development (AED)
- BRAC (Bangladesh)
- NGO - international or developed-country based non-governmental institution
- Save The Children
- World Vision
- University of California-Davis