LEAP III Bangladesh Policy and Regulatory Assessment

  • Date Posted: July 26, 2021
  • Authors: Liesl Kim
  • Organizations: Integra Government Services International LLC
  • Document Types: Assessment
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID/Bangladesh or the Mission) engaged Integra Government Services International (Integra) through the Learning, Evaluation, and Analysis Project III (LEAP III), to conduct an assessment (the Assessment) and prepare a draft scope of work (SOW) for an upcoming five-year, $10-15 million activity under the Mission’s Feed the Future (FtF) program (the Activity). Through this new activity, the Mission will improve policy implementation in four key pillar areas: 1) seeds, 2) food safety, 3) social safety nets (SSN) and 4) nutrition. The LEAP III team was also tasked with assessing the current state of regulation, reform and main issues within these four areas. This Assessment summarizes the insights from research and interviews. It also outlines possible themes for Activity tasks, while providing a flexible framework to define specific tasks further over the Activity term, as opportunities present themselves.