A new Transform Nutrition paper by Dolf te Lintelo and Rajith Lakshman has been published in World Development Equate and conflate: Political commitment to hunger and undernutrition reduction in five high-burden countries Bangladesh, Nepal, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.
How can we build commitment to, and accountability for, scaling up nutrition-relevant actions?
Do you know anyone who has transformed thinking and action on nutrition?
The Transform Nutrition Research Programme Consortium in partnership with Save the Children are inviting nominations to recognise any individual who has had significant success in transforming thinking or action on nutrition. Following a first round of Nutrition Champions in 2013, we are looking for more individuals from countries with a high burden of undernutrition, who are innovating or influencing and whose work has started to make a real difference in their locality in recent years for improved nutrition. [Read more…]
A new Evidence Report from IDS is now out Unravelling Commitment? An Empirical Assessment of Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Five High Burden Countries. This study by Dolf te Lintelo and Rajith Lakshman builds on research that has used secondary data to demonstrate that developing countries often have divergent strengths of commitment to hunger reduction and to nutrition.
Guest blog from Stuart Gillespie on Development Horizons reflecting on enabling environments for nutrition.
A new Transform Nutrition research brief is out now which summarises a 2015 paper Reducing Child Undernutrition: Past Drivers and Priorities for the Post-MDG Era, published in World Development. This paper by Lisa Smith and Lawrence Haddad uses data from 1970-2012 for 116 countries to investigate the factors that have contributed to past reductions in child undernutrition and identify priorities for the future. This briefing is also now available in Amharic.
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…]
Inka Barnett, Transform Nutrition researcher at the Institute of Development Studies, blogs in the Guardian ‘Can mobile phones help fight against undernutrition?‘ and argues that though mobile phones have been lauded as an asset to nutrition projects, more evidence of the benefits is needed.
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 .