The European Union Delegation to Egypt

Leadership to Ensure Adequate Nutrition (LEAN)

02/11/2020 - 04:41
Agriculture and Food Safety





 Leadership to Ensure Adequate Nutrition (LEAN)

The LEAN project is working to improve maternal and child nutrition in the historically underserved Chittagong Hill Tracts by strengthening nutrition governance structures as well as supply and demand for a diverse array of locally produced, nutritious foods through its community-based enterprise approach to nutrition programming, social behaviour change communication and sustainable value-chain development.



From 1/9/2018 to 31/8/2023 (60 months)

Budget (Euro)

Total costs : EUR 11,508,221; EU contribution : EUR 9,781,988


Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Implementing Organization (s)

United Purpose – lead coordinator

Technical partners: Helvetas Swiss Intercoorporation (HSI), The Global

Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Caritas Bangladesh (CB).

Implementing partners: Caritas Bangladesh (CB), Integrated Development Foundation (IDF), and Jum Foundation (JF)


Outcome (Specific Objectives) and Outputs (Expected results)


The overall objective of the Leadership to Ensure Adequate Nutrition (LEAN) project is to contribute to improve maternal and child nutrition in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. The project combines the skills and experience of one lead organization and five co-applicants who together form a consortium that represents both the supply and demand side of improved nutrition governance.

The project aims to reduce the prevalence of stunting in children under 5 years old by 4%, reduce low Body Mass Index prevalence among ever-married women (aged 19-49 years) by 3% and reduce undernourishment in adolescent girls by 5% in the project area.

Target group(s)

Rural households

Final beneficiaries

282,000 women, girls and children from 210,000 rural households

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