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 IFPRI’s Ethiopia Strategy Support Program are jointly holding a one day conference in Addis Ababa on Monday June 15th, 2015. Bringing together local policy makers, researchers, donors and implementers this conference will present the most recent evidence on the major nutritional issues in Ethiopia and contribute to the ongoing local policy debate. Speakers and conference attendees will be invited by the conference team. See website for further details.
Following a proposal call from Transform Nutrition and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, VSF-Suisse will be working on a project called Behavioural Change for Improved Nutrition among Pastoralists (BCIN). This new project focuses on research into behavioural aspects of maternal, infant and young-child feeding practices in pastoral households of Somali Regional State, Ethiopia.
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. Strong leadership has been highlighted as a common element of success within countries that have made rapid progress in tackling child and maternal undernutrition. Yet little is known of what contributes to nutrition leaders’ success or lack of it in particular policy environments. read more...
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.