Stories of change in nutrition

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Stories of Change in Nutrition are a series of structured case studies in 6 countries: Bangladesh, Nepal, Odisha (India), Ethiopia, Senegal and Zambia. These ‘stories’ aim to improve our understanding of what drives impact in reducing undernutrition, and how enabling environments and pro-nutrition policy and implementation processes can be cultivated and sustained. This work is funded by CIFF and DFID through Transform Nutrition.

Stories of Change in Nutrition – a special issue

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...]

Understanding the Rapid Reduction of Undernutrition in Nepal, 2001–2011

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.