A new Transform Nutrition paper is out now in Food Policy What drives and constrains effective leadership in tackling child undernutrition? Findings from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India and Kenya. [Read more…]
A new paper from Transform Nutrition is now published in ‘World Development’. Reducing Child Undernutrition: Past Drivers and Priorities for the Post-MDG Era. [Read more…]
Leadership has been identified as a key factor in supporting action on nutrition in countries experiencing a high burden of childhood undernutrition, but there have been very few systematic studies of what supports or constrains leadership in nutrition. A new IDS Working Paper by Nisbett, N., Wach, E., Haddad, L., and Shams, E.L. has just been published on what supports or constrains effective leadership in nutrition. It is based on a 4 country set of interviews by Transform Nutrition .
A new (open access) paper in World Development Why Worry About the Politics of Childhood Undernutrition? by Nicholas Nisbett (pictured), Stuart Gillespie, Jody Harris and Lawrence Haddad is now out. In it the authors argue that nutrition is inherently political.
Read Lawrence Haddad’s blog about the paper
The use of mobile phone technology may offer innovative opportunities to tackle persistently high levels of child undernutrition. This new evidence report, Designing a mixed-method impact evaluation for a mobile phone application for nutrition service delivery in Indonesia, partly funded by Transform Nutrition, sets out to rigorously evaluate the piloting of a mobile phone application for nutrition service delivery, including community-based growth monitoring and nutrition counselling.
This evaluation study is a collaborative project between the Institute of Development Studies and World Vision.
Launched this week, the second Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) shows that some countries that have long seen little action in dealing with hunger and undernutrition, are now making significant efforts to tackle these issues. The index, which is partly funded by Transform Nutrition, measures political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition in 45 high burden developing countries, and compares these in terms of policies, laws and spending efforts.
IDS news story on HANCI
Blog by Lawrence Haddad
Blog by Melissa Leach, Director of IDS.
How has high-level political momentum for nutrition been generated? and what needs to happen to turn this momentum into results? A new research brief from Transform Nutrition The politics of reducing malnutrition: building commitment and accelerating progress is now out which summarises the findings from paper 4 of the 2013 Lancet series on Maternal and Child Nutrition.
A new Transform Nutrition journal article is now out in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition on Nurturing Public Health Nutrition Education In India.
The use of mobile phones may offer innovative opportunities to make nutrition surveillance more effective, timely and credible. This new Research Brief Using mobile phones for nutrition surveillance from Transform Nutrition provides highlights from an evidence review on the impact of using mobile phone technology for nutrition surveillance in resource-low settings.
This research brief from Transform Nutrition Strengthening public health nutrition education in India written by our partners Public Health Foundation of India summarises recommendations from their research on the role of higher education in tackling malnutrition in India.