Tracking Promises: Bangladesh
In 2010, Bangladesh was the first Feed the Future focus country to be officially launched by former U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Raj Shah. It has since grown to be one of the largest Feed the Future investments with a total U.S. government commitment in excess of $300 million. Bangladesh is often touted as a model for other countries to follow, in terms of both government leadership and program impacts. How can its experiences tackling the root causes of hunger, malnutrition, and poverty inform Feed the Future’s strategy going forward?
The CSIS Global Food Security Project launched its second country case study Tracking Promises: Analyzing the Impact of Feed the Future Investments in Bangladesh this week. Members of the project traveled to Dhaka, Khulna, and Barisal to better understand the efficacy and sustainability of Feed the Future programs. The report highlights strengths, examines challenges, and presents concrete policy recommendations.