An evaluation of the “National Nutrition Policy 2015” in Bangladesh through specific and sensitive nutrition lens
Bangladesh has been experiencing three burdens of malnutrition: undernutrition (stunting, wasting, and underweight), micronutrient deficiency and obesity (resulting in NCDs). Bangladesh developed a Nutrition Policy in 2015 which targets the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition through nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions as well as taking robust action on the basic causes of malnutrition by strengthening the multi-sectoral approaches for policy implementation. This study explores how Bangladesh National Nutrition Policy-2015 is tackling the present malnutrition in the country with broad nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions. Socio-economic changes, geographic changes, and the ageing population have significantly contributed to the discrimination of malnutrition status. This study aims to explore the balance between two nutrition approaches in the policy, sector involvement and explore the constraints to the integration of these multiple-sectors involvement for policy implementation.