In 2012, ThinkWell was contracted by the World Bank to lead Bangladesh’s Health Nutrition and Population Sector Development Program (HPNSDP) Annual Program Reviews (APRs), which monitor progress in the health sector program in Bangladesh. ThinkWell conducted a full analysis of 32 operational plans across the health sector in Bangladesh, wrote an executive summary and recommendations report, and generated a presentation summarizing overall findings.

This review assessed progress in seven thematic areas: procurement; urban health; disease control; maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); information, education, and communication/behavior change communication (IEC/BCC), nutrition, and public financial management. The results of the analysis was presented to more than 300 stakeholders, including ministers, secretaries, and other senior government officials from across the Bangladeshi public sector.

Based on the findings and recommendations of the review, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare made strategic modifications to accelerate improvements across each of the 32 operational plans that guide the Ministry’s work.