Recent reviews have shown that social protection programmes in developing countries have, generally, strong impacts on household food security but little impact on chronic undernutrition. This two year study seeks to assess whether the form of transfer – food or cash – affects chronic undernutrition and whether these effects are larger when the transfer is combined with high quality nutrition behavior change communication activities. The intervention was fielded in rural Bangladesh between 2012 and 2014.
Investigators/Research Team: Professor John Hoddinott is a member of the research team which also includes other researchers based in Bangladesh and the United States.
Funding: Government of Bangladesh, as well Switzerland, Germany, the United Nations Development Programme, the UK’s Department for International Development through its Transform Nutrition research programme, and the United States of America.