Using evidence to inspire action
Undernutrition is the underlying cause of death for 2.6 million children a year; a third of all child deaths. Transform Nutrition is a consortium of international research partners. Using research-based evidence we aim to inspire effective action to address undernutrition. Find out what we do.
Transform Nutrition and POSHAN are pleased to announce the conference Together for Nutrition 2014: Working Across Sectors to Improve Nutrition in India, which will be held October 29–30, 2014, in New Delhi, India. The conference is intended to bring together evidence that can inform and support current policy and program initiatives for nutrition that require cross-sectoral action by two or more sectors. You are invited to submit either implementation abstracts or research abstracts of your work to be presented at the conference by 25th April 2014.
Transform Nutrition CEO Stuart Gillespie blogs in The Guardian about the momentum created for nutrition in 2013 and why nutrition projects have the potential to improve the lives of vast numbers of children, as long as we learn from past successes and failures.
An overview of the major food policy developments are outlined in the Report launched this week and Stuart Gillespie has written chapter 7 on Nutrition Policy and Practice: Unpacking the Politics which links to theme 3 of Transform Nutrition's research An enabling environment for nutrition.
How can we create greater government and donor accountability for ending hunger and undernutrition? What is political commitment and how can we measure it?
On Wednesday 19 February 2014 Transform Nutrition held a seminar which presented the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) which ranks governments on their political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition. The index was created to provide greater transparency and public accountability by measuring what governments achieve, and where they fail, in addressing hunger and undernutrition. The HANCI research team introduced their metric and methods and present the data and findings from the project so far. You can listen to the seminar again here as it was livestreamed.