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.
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.
Nutrition surveillance is expensive and logistically laborious and therefore often non-existent in resource-low countries. Surveillance systems are also constrained by time-consuming and error-prone paper-based data collection followed by manual data entry. Consequently, monitoring of nutrition outcomes in real time and timely response to nutritional crises is often impossible. This new evidence review Using Mobile Phones for Nutrition Surveillance by Inka Barnett and Jose V Gallegos, funded by Transform Nutrition, outlines how mobile phone technologies could help to address many of these challenges and offer potential benefits.
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.
To mark World Food Day - when people around the world come together to demand that their governments act to end global hunger - the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has published country scorecards based on findings from the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI).