Our research questions
Existing research has highlighted the need to build sustained political commitment and capacity at a global and country level, for direct and indirect interventions to be effective. Such enabling environments are fundamental to transforming thinking and action on undernutrition, and reversing decades of neglect.
Transform Nutrition have highlighted and reviewed a neglected area of research within nutrition – the wider policy and political processes which underpin nutrition’s basic determinants and which affect the capacity to act at basic, underlying and immediate levels. Foundational reviews published in the Lancet and World Development have been accompanied by innovative new research reviewing: 1) the role of governance amongst other cross-country predictors of nutrition outcomes;and the role of 2) leadership and 3) capacity in country constraints and success.
Further foundational work has contributed to the methodological development of new methods of assessing country-wide or sub-national levels of commitment ; and real time monitoring of nutrition outcomes via mobile phones.