Request for Proposals for Process Evaluation of NoWW

The Nutritional International (NI) ( is an international Non-Government Organization (NGO) dedicated to ensuring that the world's most vulnerable - especially women and children in developing countries - get the vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive. With headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Nutritional International (NI) maintains regional offices in New Delhi, India and Dakar, Senegal that manage country offices in Asia and Africa.

The Nutritional International (NI) aims to improve the health and nutritional status of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age; pregnant women and their newborns; and infants and young children – so as to reduce mortality, anaemia, birth defects, low birth weight and stunting.  As such NI has implemented a number of interventions with local governments and other partners across a number of high-burden countries in Africa and Asia. 

The Readymade Garments (RMG) sector is the largest contributor to the Bangladesh economy. Over 11% of Bangladesh’s GDP and over 84% of the country’s exports are from this sector. The sector’s other noteworthy contribution is its active role in fostering increased employment opportunities for women. The sector creates about 4 million employment opportunities, and is powered by young workers, many of whom are female.

Through financial and technical support from Nutrition International’s Nutrition Leverage and Influence for Transformation (N-LIFT) program, in partnership with the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), the Nutrition of Working Women (NoWW) project aims to  improve nutrition knowledge and prevent and control anaemia by improving the iron status among women of reproductive age working in the RMG sector in Bangladesh. This project is comprised of following major components- a) Weekly iron-folic acid supplementation (WIFAS) for 180,000 women of reproductive age, b) Dissemination of information on balanced diet, WASH & importance of WIFAS for 60,000 male & 180,000 female workers, c) Advocacy to the government and private sector for working to improve all workers’ nutrition.

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