Action - Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI) - Growth monitoring and promotion - Infants and young children|Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)

Programme: Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI)

Programme description

The Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI) programme ran in the Philippines from 1978 to 1989

Programme type

Large scale programmes


US$ 2/child per year


WHO (2013) Essential Nutrition Actions – Improving maternal, newborn, infant and young child health and nutrition, which provides a compact of WHO guidance on nutrition interventions targeting the first 1000 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 BIDANI is retrieved from the ENA Part II where BIDANI is one of 32 large-scale community-based programs that has been reviewed in detail and evaluated. 


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Target group: 
Infants and young children
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
Age group: 
Children below 5 years
Coverage level (%): 
70 % coverage of children under 5 years
Outcome indicator(s): 

<p>Weight-for-age z-score (WAZ)</p>

M&E system: 

<p>Although the programme showed positive impact on weight for age, implementation was found to be a consistent restraint</p>


There was a reduction in underweight from 28.3% (1983) to 18.7% (1985) (3.2 ppt/year).

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