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Impact Evaluation Dutch Food Security Policy: Country Study Bangladesh
The Dutch Embassy wants to demonstrate its contribution to food security in Bangladesh
As part of the Review of the Dutch Food Security policy 2012-2016, Aidenvironment has been responsible for conducting the country study in Bangladesh (as one of the four country studies). The study was conducted in collaboration with APE research & consultancy, BRAC University / Development Research Initiative (DRI) and UNESCO-IHE. The scope of the impact study was the food security project portfolio of the Dutch embassy in Bangladesh, with a focus on two main food security and water management projects, being Safal (working on food value chains in aquaculture, horticulture and dairy) and Blue Gold (working on water management and agricultural productivity). The overarching research question was: what has been the contribution of the Dutch food security portfolio to the food security situation in Bangladesh?
 
The evaluation study is a good examples of using mixed methods
The impact evaluation study consisted of a baseline study (in 2014) and an endline study (in 2016). The study adopted a mixed methods approach, which included detailed 1,600 household surveys, generating insights based on statistical analyses, supported by information from focus group discussions and key informant interviews, especially on cause-effect relations and contribution. Aidenvironment believes this country study is a good example of an effective mixed methods approach, whereby quantitative data from surveys and qualitative assessments were combined to generate useful insights on effectiveness, impact and contribution by Dutch funded interventions. The detailed study, including the annexes on the baseline study, endline study and impact study, is available on the IOB website.

Click here to see the full Bangladesh study. 

For more information, please contact Jan Joost Kessler