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…]
International Food Policy Research Institute
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is the only international organisation working at scale on the intersections between nutrition, agricultural development, and social protection. IFPRI leads the Transform Nutrition Research Programme Consortium
In recent years there has been a major upswing in attention to nutrition. No longer in the shadows of development discourse, nutrition is now front and center. Investment in nutrition (from donors, international organizations, and governments themselves) is growing, action plans are being developed, and research undertaken.
Mara van den Bold, IFPRI, blogs about day 2 at ‘Together for nutrition’ which included a key note by Satish Agnihotri from the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India and POSHAN release a new series of 9 short publications on the ‘Implementation of innovations to improve nutrition in India.
Stuart Gillespie, CEO of Transform Nutrition reflects on the “spectrum of collaboration options available” on day 1 of the ‘Together for Nutrition 2014’ conference in Delhi which is jointly supported by Transform Nutrition and POSHAN.
“We have had a great first day, with a lot of energy and a richness and diversity in the experiences of “coming together for nutrition” in different states, and at different levels (from policy down to block-level convergence). Everyone who registered for this conference believes that undernutrition is a neglected but crucially important issue, and that it is multifaceted in causation, requiring multisectoral approaches in response.
Sunny Kim, Research Fellow at IFPRI writes from the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town (September 29-October 3, 2014), and asks ‘How do the proposed actions from this conference bear on food and nutrition interventions, which are often delivered through health systems?’
Transform Nutrition are inviting outline proposals for studies of up to 24 months duration which will add to the evidence base on nutrition-relevant policy and action in Eastern Africa. Deadline is 21 November for short concept notes. See here for further information
The Together for Nutrition 2014: Working Across Sectors to Improve Nutrition in India conference will soon be upon us, October 29-30, in New Delhi . POSHAN and Transform Nutrition have been working hard to ensure the conference is informative and captivating. A call for abstracts led to 70 submissions and the best have been invited to present. Around 250-300 people are expected. The conference will serve as an important platform for learning and facilitating discussion around the challenging task of bringing diverse sectors together to improve maternal and child nutrition in India. See here for a sneak preview of our exciting agenda.
South Asia has long been synonymous with persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition—the so-called Asian enigma. Yet contrary to this stereotype, Bangladesh has managed to sustain a rapid reduction in the rate of child undernutrition for at least two decades. In a new discussion paper funded by LANSA and Transform Nutrition The Other Asian Enigma: Explaining the rapid reduction of malnutrition in Bangladesh we aim to understand this success.
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.