A new Transform Nutrition research brief has just been published Women’s empowerment and nutrition:what does the evidence tell us? This brief considers three interventions – cash transfers, agricultural interventions, and microfinance programmes – and reflects on evidence of their impact on women’s empowerment, health- and nutrition-related behaviours, and final outcomes.
How to maximize the impacts of investments in agriculture, social protection and women’s empowerment on nutrition?
This new publication Cows, missing milk markets and nutrition in rural Ethiopia by John Hoddinott et al looks at the dairy sector in rural Ethiopia and considers the nutritional impacts of cow ownership on households. Kenaw Gebreselassie reports on a seminar at IFPRI in which John presented the paper in Ethiopia.
A recent Transform Nutrition Seminar was held at Institute of Development Studies on ‘Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture, Production Diversity and Nutrition: Evidence from Nepal’. Presented by Suneetha Kadiyala from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Suneetha presented the household survey data from Nepal and explains how it has been used to investigate relationships between women’s empowerment in agriculture and production diversity on dietary diversity and anthropometric outcomes of mothers and children. A podcast from the event is available here.
What Impact Do Development Programs Have on Women’s Empowerment as a Pathway to Improve Nutrition?
A new discussion paper Women’s Empowerment and Nutrition: An Evidence Review, commissioned by Transform Nutrition is now available in which the authors assess whether women’s empowerment is measured by development interventions that may or may not also aim to improve nutrition.
Read the blog on the IFPRI site by one of the report authors Mara van den Bold.
Lawrence Haddad, IDS Director, highlights important new research from John Hoddinott, co-research director for Transform Nutrition. New work includes an evaluation of the Productive Safety Net Programme in Ethiopia, and Cost Benefit Ratios in Nutrition.