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    25 Years of Scaling Up: Nutrition and health interventions in Odisha, India | IFPRI

    P. Menon, N. Kohli, M. van den Bold, Elisabeth Becker, N. Nisbett, Lawrence Haddad, Rasmi Avula / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2016
    ODISHA, A STATE of 42 million people in eastern India, is one of the poorest in the country. It has faced many development challenges over the years, including insurgent movements, large pockets of extreme deprivation among scheduled tribe communities, social disparities, and natural disasters, as well as a relatively late fiscal turnaround (in 2004–2005) in comparison with other states.
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    Stories of Change in Nutrition Country Brief: Odisha, India, September 2016

    Transform Nutrition, 2017
    The Stories of Change (SoC) research project aims to capture experiential learning from policy makers and implementers in countries with high burdens of malnutrition to understand how changes in nutrition outcomes were achieved in particular contexts.
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    Predictors of Essential Health and Nutrition Service Delivery in Bihar, India: Results From Household and Frontline Worker Surveys

    Katrina Kosec, Rasmi Avula, Brian Holtemeyer, Parul Tyagi, Stephanie Hausladen, P. Menon / Global Health Science and Practice, 2017
     In Bihar, India, coverage of essential health and nutrition interventions is low. These interventions are provided by 2 national programs—the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Health/National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)—through Anganwadi workers (AWWs) and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), respectively.
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    Quality of nutrition services in primary health care facilities: Implications for integrating nutrition into the health system in Bangladesh

    Sk. Masum Billah, K.K. Saha, Abdullah Nurus Salam Khan, Ashfaqul Haq Chowdhury / PLoS ONE, 2017
    In 2011, the Bangladesh Government introduced the National Nutrition Services (NNS) by leveraging the existing health infrastructure to deliver nutrition services to pregnant woman and children. This study examined the quality of nutrition services provided during antenatal care (ANC) and management of sick children younger than five years.
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    Scaling Up Impact on Nutrition: What Will It Take?

    Stuart Gillespie, P. Menon, A.L. Kennedy / Advances in Nutrition, 2017
    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. This review draws on a large scaling-up literature search and 4 case studies of large-scale nutrition programs with proven impact to synthesize critical elements for impact at scale.
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    The rural-urban divide in health and development

    Population Reference Bureau, 2015
    This data-sheet from the Population Reference Bureau presents data from 2014 to compare rural and urban trends and metrics relevant to human development. The data is drawn from multiple sources, and provides a snapshot of developing countries at a time of rapid urbanisation and social change.


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    Seife Ayele
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    6 April 2017
    The terms evidence-based and evidence-informed policy have become commonplace in the development vernacular and many development actors, including Eldis, work to promote the use of research evidence in the design and delivery of development policies and practice.
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    9 March 2017
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10th August 2016
Eldis editor Alan Stanley was invited to Abuja recently to attend the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC) end-of-programme learning event.