South Asia has long had persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition—the so-called Asian enigma. Yet Bangladesh has managed to sustain a rapid reduction in the rate of child undernutrition for at least two decades. How? [Read more…]
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.
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.
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.