Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions improving pre-school anthropometric status, improving household food security, improving maternal nutrition knowledge
Treatments cash transfer, food transfer, food and cash transfer, behavior communication change (bcc)
Sponsor International Food Policy Research Institute
Collaborator United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Start date April 2012
End date January 2015
Trial size 5000 participants
Trial identifier NCT02237144, AEARCTR-0000247

Summary

This is a randomized control trial in two zones of Bangladesh (north and south). Treatment is assigned at the village level where treatments are: cash transfers (north and south); cash transfers + nutrition behavior communication change (north only); food transfers (north and south); food transfers + nutrition behavior communication change (south only); food-cash split (north and south); and controls (north and south). Within treatment localities, women living in very poor households are targeted to receive benefits for two years.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model factorial assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose basic science
Arm
(Experimental)
1500 taka ($18.75) per household distributed monthly
cash transfer
1500 taka ($18.75) per household distributed monthly
(Experimental)
30 kg rice, 2 kg lentils, and 2 kg micro-nutrient fortified cooking oil per household distributed monthly
food transfer
30 kg rice, 2 kg lentils, and 2 kg micro-nutrient fortified cooking oil per household distributed monthly
(Experimental)
15 kg of rice; 1 kg of lentils and 1 kg of micronutrient fortified cooking oil and 750 taka cash per household, distributed monthly
food and cash transfer
15 kg of rice; 1 kg of lentils and 1 kg of micronutrient fortified cooking oil and 750 taka cash per household, distributed monthly
(Experimental)
1500 taka ($18.75) per household distributed monthly Weekly, one hour meetings on maternal and child nutrition, sanitation and health knowledge, attitudes and practice Occasional home visits
cash transfer
1500 taka ($18.75) per household distributed monthly
behavior communication change (bcc)
Weekly, one hour meetings on maternal and child nutrition, sanitation and health knowledge, attitudes and practice Occasional home visits
(Experimental)
30 kg rice, 2 kg lentils, and 2 kg micro-nutrient fortified cooking oil per household distributed monthly Weekly, one hour meetings on maternal and child nutrition, sanitation and health knowledge, attitudes and practice Occasional home visits
food transfer
30 kg rice, 2 kg lentils, and 2 kg micro-nutrient fortified cooking oil per household distributed monthly
behavior communication change (bcc)
Weekly, one hour meetings on maternal and child nutrition, sanitation and health knowledge, attitudes and practice Occasional home visits

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Child anthropometry
time frame: Baseline. Up to 12 months. Up to 24 months.
Child food intake
time frame: Baseline. Up to 12 months. Up to 24 months.
Child health
time frame: Baseline. Up to 12 months. Up to 24 months.
Distribution of food intake within the household
time frame: Baseline. Up to 12 months. Up to 24 months.
Household food security
time frame: Baseline. Up to 12 months. Up to 24 months.
Maternal nutrition knowledge
time frame: Baseline. Up to 12 months. Up to 24 months.

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Household consumption
time frame: Baseline. Up to 12 months. Up to 24 months.
Household income
time frame: Baseline. Up to 12 months. Up to 24 months.
Asset accumulation
time frame: Baseline. Up to 12 months. Up to 24 months.
Women's empowerment
time frame: Up to 12 months. Up to 24 months.
Information spillovers to non-beneficiaries
time frame: Up to 24 months.

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 15 years up to 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Child age < 60 months Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title Transfer Modality Research Initiative - Bangladesh
Principal investigator Akhter Ahmed, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by International Food Policy Research Institute.