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WHAT IS WBTi
The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi)
is a unique tool, which tracks 10 indicators of
policy and programmes that support women to
be successful in breastfeeding.It helps a country to
assess  and report gaps as well as launch a ‘Call to Action’
for the Governments to bridge the gaps.
WBTi encourages re-assessment
every 3 to 5 years to study trends.
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WBTi PROCESSWBTi assessment process
GLOBAL DATA BANK OF
BF/IYCF POLICY AND PROGRAMMES
WBTi is a unique web-based data bank having
repository of information on policies and programs related
to breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding (IYCF)
of each country.
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COUNTRY RANKINGS
WBTi provides objective scoring and colour
coding 
to it’s 10 indicators of policy & programmes.
Each indicator 
is scored out of a maximum
of 10 and gets the colour code 
as Red, Yellow, Blue,
and Green in ascending order of 
performance
based on the International Baby Food Action Network(IBFAN)’s guideline.
Top and Bottom six countries can be seen here.

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WBTi PARTNERS
It is participatory and brings multiple partners together
to do simple and local research,
build consensus around gaps and find solutions together.
More than 780 organisations including governments
and UN took part in 84 countries.
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WBTi MAKING A DIFFERENCE
91 countries have reported on the 10 indicators
of policy/programmes and 5 of BF/IYCF practices.
Many of these also organized a Call to Action.
Between 2005-2016, 35 countries have conducted
reassessment and 29 countries have shown substantial
gain in scores of policy and programmes.
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TESTIMONIES
The WBTi very popular among programme managers
across the world.
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GLOBAL REPORTS
“Has Your Nation Done Enough To Bridge The Gaps? ARE OUR BABIES FALLING THROUGH THE GAPS? south-asia-report-2006 HIV and Infant Feeding- Global Status of Policy and Programmes based on WBTi assessment findings from 57 countries-2015 Labour Lost – Countries Failing to Enforce Maternity Protection- The Assessment Report on the Status and Enforcement of Maternity Protection Laws across 57 countries -2015 Are We Doing Enough For Our Babies?