The World Food Program (WFP) has developed a four-year Country Strategic Plan with Bangladesh to strengthen and support the government’s efforts to achieve the SDG of zero hunger by 2030. Building on Bangladesh’s progress in reducing poverty, hunger, and undernutrition, the plan details how WFP will support the government with technical assistance, operational know-how, and evidence to inform policies. A key goal will be enhancing social safety nets for women and children towards nutrition outcomes.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- 108 million people were reported to face Crisis level food insecurity or worse in 2016, according to the Global Report on Food Crises 2017.
- Zambia has coherent and multisectoral nutrition policy, but review finds that improved policy and governance has not yet translated into improved services.
- Study finds asset accumulation, parental education, and access to antenatal care are the largest drivers of nutritional improvement.