“This special issue offers all sides of the nutrition story, by shedding a light on how countries have scaled up their fight against malnutrition, thus inspiring others” Gerda Verburg Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Coordinator
“Stories, building on those presented in this issue, will help lead the way toward results at scale and the end of malnutrition.” Georgina Fekete, Director – Saving Lives, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), UK
To meet the growing demand from many countries for experiential learning about what works in Nutrition, Stories of Change sought to systematically assess and analyse drivers of change in six high-burden countries (Bangladesh, India (Odisha), Ethiopia, Nepal, Senegal, and Zambia) that have had some success in accelerating improvements in nutrition.
Bringing all of this work together for the first time a special Stories of Change issue of Global Food Security is now available, edited by Stuart Gillespie, Mara van den bold, Purnima Menon and Nicholas Nisbett. [Read more…]
A new Transform Nutrition paper is now available Early Childhood Nutrition Is Positively Associated with Adolescent Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the Andhra Pradesh Child and Parents Study (APCAPS) by Arindam Nandi, Ashvin Ashok, Sanjay Kinra, Jere R Behrman, and Ramanan Laxminarayan, Journal of Nutrition, March 9, 2016. [Read more…]
A new Transform Nutrition paper Reducing stunting in India: what investments are needed? by Rasmi Avula, Neha Raykar, Purnima Menon and Ramanan Laxminarayan is now available. [Read more…]
A new Transform Nutrition paper Drivers of nutritional change in four South Asian countries: a dynamic observational analysis by Derek Headey, John Hoddinott and Seollee Park is now available. [Read more…]
By Veronica Tuffrey
A review of nutrition surveillance in low-income countries has just been released by the Transform Nutrition research consortium. It describes the use and value of nutrition surveillance for a number of purposes including early warning of malnutrition, to develop and evaluate policies and programmes, and to assess progress towards international development goals for better nutrition.
Nutrition surveillance – the regular and systematic collection of data on nutritional indicators – is a subject most nutritionists perceive to be important but would rather leave others to deal with it. Why? [Read more…]
In the past decade, however, Nepal has arguably achieved the fastest recorded decline in child stunting in the world and has done so in the midst of civil war and post-conflict political instability. Given recent interest in reducing undernutrition–particularly the role of nutrition-sensitive policies–this paper funded by Transform Nutrition Understanding the Rapid Reduction of Undernutrition in Nepal, 2001–2011 aims to quantitatively understand this surprising success story by analyzing the 2001, 2006, and 2011 rounds of Nepal’s Demographic Health Surveys.
A new Transform Nutrition paper by Dolf te Lintelo and Rajith Lakshman has been published in World Development Equate and conflate: Political commitment to hunger and undernutrition reduction in five high-burden countries Bangladesh, Nepal, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.
A new report Bangladesh National Nutrition Services : Assessment of Implementation Status presents the findings of an operations research study conducted to assess the implementation of the Government of Bangladesh’s National Nutrition Services Program (NNS). It identifies the achievements and determine the bottlenecks that adversely impact these achievements, and highlight potential solutions to ensure smooth delivery of the program.
Despite consensus on actions to improve nutrition globally, less is known about how to operationalize the right mix of actions—nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive—equitably, at scale, in different contexts. A new review by Transform Nutrition Scaling Up Impact on Nutrition: What Will It Take? of four case studies of large-scale nutrition programs with proven impact at scale highlights a need for greater coherence and consistency with regard to the “ends and the means” of scaling up as key to success, and sets out 9 critical elements to guide actions for scaling up impact on nutrition.