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Expanding Our Impact
Bangladesh has struggled with chronic malnutrition, weak health systems, gender inequality, a lack of governance and severe air pollution. For Feed the Future, Abt’s Bangladesh Nutrition Activity is charting an innovative, two-pronged approach to improve the country’s nutrition, sanitation and the social and economic status of women and adolescents through behavior change and market development. The Abt-led Health Finance and Governance project examined health care service selection within the private sector—specifically for young women and girls—that informed the Ministry of Health’s development of a health financing strategy. The SHOPS project worked towards reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. USAID’s CEADIR project harnessed Abt’s expertise in renewable energy development and climate finance to address the threat climate change poses to Bangladesh’s wetlands, forests, and communities.