The Transform Nutrition research brief Reducing Child Undernutrition: Past Drivers and Priorities for the Post-MDG Era, is now available in Amharic. This briefing summarises a paper by Lisa Smith and Lawrence Haddad which used 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.
Nick Nisbett and Dolf te Lintelo from the Institute of Development Studies write in the Guardian about the need for the sustainable development goals to reflect the complex causes of malnutrition in order to tackle one of the world’s foremost health challenges.
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 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. This briefing is also now available in Amharic.
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…]
Inka Barnett, Transform Nutrition researcher at the Institute of Development Studies, blogs in the Guardian ‘Can mobile phones help fight against undernutrition?‘ and argues that though mobile phones have been lauded as an asset to nutrition projects, more evidence of the benefits is needed.
A new (open access) paper in World Development Why Worry About the Politics of Childhood Undernutrition? by Nicholas Nisbett (pictured), Stuart Gillespie, Jody Harris and Lawrence Haddad is now out. In it the authors argue that nutrition is inherently political.
Read Lawrence Haddad’s blog about the paper
How has high-level political momentum for nutrition been generated? and what needs to happen to turn this momentum into results? A new research brief from Transform Nutrition The politics of reducing malnutrition: building commitment and accelerating progress is now out which summarises the findings from paper 4 of the 2013 Lancet series on Maternal and Child Nutrition.
A new IDS/ Transform Nutrition working paper is now out. Reducing Child Undernutrition: Past Drivers and Priorities for the Post-MDG Era, in which the 2000 paper from Smith and Haddad is revisited.
An overview of the major food policy developments are outlined in the IFPRI 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.