Alive & Thrive is a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation–funded initiative aims to combat global child undernutrition and strengthen the promotion of and support for appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam. In Bangladesh, the Alive & Thrive initiative reached 1.7 million mothers of children under two with information on IYCF. In addition, Alive & Thrive supported the adoption and implementation of a unified, national IYCF communication strategy in Bangladesh.
With a grant from the Canadian government in 2013, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) set out to make its work more nutrition-sensitive. IFAD joined with the IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) to support integration of nutrition into its investments and corporate activities. Over the first three years >> Read more
Devastating crises arising out of natural disasters and violence exacerbate food insecurity for a large number of people in developing countries. To address this cause of hunger and malnutrition, WFP and IFPRI turned their attention to building the poor’s resilience to shocks. After a tsunami hit Sri Lanka in 2004, WFP faced the challenge of >> Read more
IFPRI has played an important role promoting evidence-based policies and investments, contributing to Bangladesh’s remarkable progress. The Institute’s work will be celebrated at its Bangladesh Country Office Inaugural Ceremony on October 24, 2016 in Dhaka.