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Report and Documentary Launch: Tracking Promises: Analyzing the Impact of Feed the Future Investments in Bangladesh

September 9, 2016 • 9:00 – 11:00 am EDT
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?

Join the CSIS Global Food Security Project for the launch of its second country case study Tracking Promises: Analyzing the Impact of Feed the Future Investments in Bangladesh. Members of the project travelled 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.

Read a summary of the event and report from NewSecurityBeat

Kimberly Flowers
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food and Water Security Program

Janina Jaruzelski

Mission Director to Bangladesh, U.S. Agency for International Development

Akhter Ahmed

Senior Research Fellow/Chief of Party – Policy Research and Strategy Support Program II, International Food Policy Research Institute

Ishrat Jahan

Resident Representative/Chief of Party – Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement, International Fertilizer Development Center

Matt Curtis

Team Leader, Feed the Future Bangladesh & Deputy Director, Office of Economic Growth, U.S. Agency for International Development

Mohammad Nazmul Islam

Director General, Agricultural Policy Support Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Bangladesh

Reid Hamel