Action - The Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Programme (BINP) - Nutrition education - Lactating women (LW)|Pregnant women (PW)|Women of reproductive age (WRA)

Programme: The Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Programme (BINP)

Programme description

The Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project (BINP) represented the first large-scale government intervention in nutrition. The BINP operated from 1995 to 2002.  By targeting pragnent and lactating women, as well as children under two years, the project's components included growth monitoring, internal provision of sepplementary feeding and nutrition education/councelling. 

Programme type

Large scale programmes


Intensity of community health and nutrition worker (CHNW) was reported as 1:200 children, i.e. about 5:100 households. Resource intensity was estimated at approximately US$ 18/household per year, including supplementary feeding.


WHO (2013) Essential Nutrition Actions – Improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition, whichprovides a compact of WHO guidance on nutrition interventions targeting the first 1,000 days of life. Part I presents the interventions currently recommended by WHO, summarizes the rationale and the evidence, and describes the actions require to implement them. Part II provides an analysis of community-based interventions aimed at improving nutrition and indicates how effective interventions can be delivered in an integrated fashion. It shows how the essential nutrition actions described in the first part have been implemented in large-scale programmes in various settings, what the outcomes have been, and to examine the evidence for attribution of changes in nutritional outcomes to programme activities. This summary of BINP is retrieved from Part II where BINP is one of 32 community-based large-scale programmes that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated.


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Target group: 
Lactating women (LW)
Pregnant women (PW)
Women of reproductive age (WRA)
Age group: 
Mothers of children under two years of age
Implementation details : 

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">Nutrition education for pregnant women, mothers of children under two, and adolescent girls</p>

Coverage level (%): 
15% by area
Outcome indicator(s): 

<p>Height-for-age z score (HAZ), weight-for-age z score (WAZ), weight-for-height z score (WHZ)</p>

M&E system: 

<p>Various evaluations of BINP’s nutritional impact were conducted by both internal and external&nbsp;reviewers.</p>


Participants' initial rate: 14,5 ppt/year change in underweight. Participants' sustained rate: 0,3 ppt/year change in underweight.


Revision log

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:15engesveenkCopy of the revision from Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:00.published