Maintaining Momentum to 2015?: An Impact Evaluation of Interventions to Improve Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Bangladesh

Maintaining Momentum to 2015?: An Impact Evaluation of Interventions to Improve Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Bangladesh

by Howard White
     
 

This report addresses the issue of what publicly-supported programs and external assistance from the Bank and other agencies can do to accelerate attainment of targets such as reducing infant mortality by two-thirds. The evidence presented here relates to Bangladesh, a country which has made spectacular progress but needs to maintain momentum in order to achieve

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Overview

This report addresses the issue of what publicly-supported programs and external assistance from the Bank and other agencies can do to accelerate attainment of targets such as reducing infant mortality by two-thirds. The evidence presented here relates to Bangladesh, a country which has made spectacular progress but needs to maintain momentum in order to achieve its own poverty reduction goals. The report addresses the following issues:

1. What has happened to child health and nutrition outcomes and fertility in Bangladesh since 1990? Are the poor sharing in the progress which is being made?
2. What have been the main determinants of MCH outcomes in Bangladesh over this period?
3. Given these determinants, what can be said about the impact of publicly and externally-supported programs—notably those of the World Bank and DFID—to improve health and nutrition? and
4. To the extent that interventions have brought about positive impacts, have they done so in a cost effective manner?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821363768
Publisher:
World Bank Publications
Publication date:
09/16/2005
Series:
Independent Evaluation Group Studies
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Material and child health in Bangladesh : a record of success1
2Health, family planning, and nutrition services in Bangladesh : an overview7
3Trands in under-five mortality, nutrition, and fertility13
4Impact of specific interventions on child health and fertility17
5A closer look at nutrition : the Bangladesh integrated nutrition project29
6Lessons learned41
Annex ATrends in maternal and child health outcomes45
Annex BCross-country analysis of child health and nutrition outcomes49
Annex CNeonatal, postnatal, and child mortality in the 1990s65
Annex DChild malnutrition during the 1990s109
Annex EWomen's agency, household structure, and health outcomes125
Annex FFertility139
Annex GAnalysis of BINP's community-based nutrition component155
Annex HDFID and World Bank programs in Bangladesh187
Annex IAgricultural production, natural disasters, seasonality, and nutritional outcomes193

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