Save the Children Federation, Inc. (SC) was awarded a 5 Year grant to promote food security in 11 upazilas of Barisal Division in Bangladesh titled “Jibon-O- Jibika” (Life and Livelihood) the program was proposing an innovative and exciting initiative, which focused creative nutritional behavior change methodologies in areas of high malnutrition to reduce under-2 stunting. Jibon-O-Jibika was an integrated program that would bring together activities to promote household food production, improved access to and quality of basic health and nutrition services as well as improving resilience to shocks among families who were under constant threat of natural disasters. SC proposed a behavior change program dedicated in large part to reducing malnutrition in one of the most vulnerable coastal populations in Bangladesh and established the Goal of Decreased household food insecurity in 3 Districts of Barisal Division.
The survey was implemented in 11 upazilas of three coastal districts. The survey involved interview of 1,500 children in each district totaling 4,500 children. The activities were carried out including household listing and mapping operation for selection of sample, recruiting technical and field personnel, translation of the survey questionnaires from English to Bengali, pretesting and finalization of the survey questionnaires, training of field personnel, conducting field operation for collection of data, processing and tabulation of data, participating in data analysis and report writing and disseminating survey results.
The survey contract was awarded by Save the Children, USA and funded by the USAID.