Multi-Stakeholder Partnership in Nutrition: An Experience from Bangladesh

Basanta Kumar Kar


Context and legitimacy: Bangladesh, a country with 160 million people, is among the 20 countries which have had major accomplishments in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health (Millennium Development Goal 4 and 5 respectively). The government of Bangladesh aims to transition into a middle income country by 2021, and is committed to reduce social discrimination, environmental degradation, physical insecurity, socio-economic-cultural vulnerability and to secure and sustain an annual rate of GDP growth of 10% from 2017.


Malnutrition; Nutrition

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‘Making Vision-2021 a Reality’

National Micronutrients Survey 2011-12

Health Population Nutrition Sector Development Program (2011-2016)

Household Income & Expenditure Survey 2010

Reardon et al., 2014: Urbanization, Diet Change, and Transformation of Food Supply Chains in Asia

WHO Bangladesh website

USDA Report- March 2013

Policy and Strategy for Public private partnership 2010- Bangladesh Gazette

Food Policy Monitoring Unit/Ministry of Food, Government of Bangladesh (2011): Bangladesh Country Investment Plan for Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition.


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