Randomized Control Trials demonstrate that Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection Interventions increase the use of Multiple-Micronutrient Powders and Iron Supplements in Rural Pre-School Bangladeshi Children

Journal Articles
Sectors:
Nutrition, Social Protection
Organization:
IFPRI, Cornell
Author:
John Hoddinott, Akhter Ahmed, and Shalini Roy
Region:
South Asia
Resource Publication Date:
February, 2018
Content Format:
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This IFPRI/Cornell study examines the impact of nutrition-sensitive social protection interventions on nearly 10,000 Bangladeshi women and children. Results showed that a transfer (food, cash, or both) accompanied by nutrition BCC resulted in both knowledge- and practice-based improvements around iron deficiency and multiple micronutrient supplementation. The authors conclude that transfers with BCC may be a promising way to advance progress on micronutrient deficiencies.

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