Impact and Spill-Over Effects of an Asset Transfer Program on Malnutrition: An evaluation from BRAC


BRAC’s ‘Impact and spill-over effects of an asset transfer program on malnutrition’ provides the first evaluation of nutritional outcomes from the, ‘Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction programme’ (CFPR). The programme which targets those living below $0.60-$0.70/day, combines the provision of income generating assets with an integrated approach that includes training on entrepreneurial activities, health, nutrition, social and political awareness training. The findings show CFPR produces large improvements in nutritional outcomes, with impacts for children under 5 showing reduction in wasting by 8% and likelihood of being underweight reduced by 19%. CFPR is found can have positive long term health effects and lead to positive externalities.