Country government

Bangladesh

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Financial commitments
London 2013

Mobilizing domestic and international finance to support national efforts to improve nutrition.

Reported progress

A PER-N was conducted in 2018-2019 to improve transparency in investments in nutrition, which will provide a baseline for further improvements in accountability and transparency in financing for nutrition.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

The information provided illustrates that a baseline is formed, and mobilization against this baseline will be used going forward

Impact commitments
London 2013

1. Reducing stunting from 41% (in 2011) to 38% (in 2016).

2. Reduce wasting from 16% (in 2011) to 12% (in 2016).

Reported progress

1. Stunting at 31% in 2017/18 (Bangladesh Demographic & Health Survey)

2. Wasting at 8% in 2017/18 (Bangladesh Demographic & Health Survey)

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course

New commitment - added in 2017

3. No increase of childhood obesity (WHZ>+2) among children under 5 years by 2025;

4. Reducing the rate of anaemia among pregnant women to less than 25% by 2025.

Reported progress

3. Childhood obesity at 1.4% in 2017/18 (Bangladesh Demographic & Health Survey)

4. Not reported

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course

Policy commitments
London 2013

1. Reviewing the national policy for nutrition to ensure that both nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions are given due attention.

2. Strengthening the national coordination mechanism for improved nutrition.

Reported progress

1. National Nutrition Policy (NNP) 2015, 2nd National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN2) (2016-2025), Second Country Investment Plan Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems (CIP2) (2017-2021) and National Food and Nutrition Security Policy (NFNSP) 2020 were prepared;

2. Nutrition included in 8th FYP;

3. The review of sectoral policies in view of the food security and gender has been undertaken. A further review of all sectoral policies including the development partners has been initiated;

4. SUN MSP and six Networks established and functional;

5. Bangladesh National Nutrition Council (BNNC) was revitalized in 2017 under the leadership of the Hon. PM;

p>6. District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) and Upajila Nutrition Coordination Committee (UNCC) established in some locations for sub-national level coordination;

7. Nutrition focal persons were identified across 22 relevant ministries;

8. Five multisectoral platforms under BNNC have established.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course

Program commitments
London 2013

Review national safety net programs to ensure they are nutrition sensitive and deliver improved nutrition outcomes.

Reported progress

1. Survey on Social Safety Nets Programme (SSNPs) review for nutrition and gender sensitivity jointly by BNNC and Cabinet Division (ongoing).

2. A policy brief is being prepared.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

In line with the commitment, the social security national plan has been reviewed, and the review is being finalised through a policy brief