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    Behavior change communication activities improve infant and young child nutrition knowledge and practice of neighboring non-participants in a cluster-randomized trial in rural Bangladesh

    John Hoddinott, Ishita Ahmed, A. Ahmed, Shalini Roy / PLoS ONE, 2017
    The objective of this study was to examine the impact on infant and young child nutrition knowledge and practice of mothers who were neighbours of mothers participating in a nutrition Behavior Change Communication (BCC) intervention in rural Bangladesh.
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    Cows, missing milk markets and nutrition in rural Ethiopia

    John Hoddinott, Derek .D. Headey, Mekdim Dereje / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
    In rural economies encumbered by significant market imperfections, farming decisions may partly be motivated by nutritional considerations, in addition to income and risk factors. These imperfections create the potential for farm assets to have direct dietary impacts on nutrition in addition to any indirect effects via income.
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    The economic rationale for investing in stunting reduction

    John Hoddinott / Wiley Online Library, 2013
    This paper outlines the economic rationale for investments that reduce stunting. It presents a framework that illustrates the functional consequences of stunting in the 1000 days after conception throughout the life cycle: from childhood through to old age.
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    The impact of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme on the nutritional status of children: 2008-2012

    Guush Berhane, John Hoddinott, Neha Kumar / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2017
    Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) is a large-scale social protection intervention aimed at improving food security and stabilizing asset levels. The PSNP contains a mix of public works employment and unconditional transfers. It is a well-targeted program; however, several years passed before payment levels reached the intended amounts.
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    Agricultural production and children's diets: Evidence from rural Ethiopia

    Kalle Hirvonen, John Hoddinott / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
    Study of the relationship between pre-school children's food consumption and household agricultural production using a large household survey from rural Ethiopia. Finds that increasing household production diversity leads to considerable improvements in children's diet diversity.
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    Children's Diets, Nutrition Knowledge, and Access to Markets

    Kalle Hirvonen, John Hoddinott, Bart Minten, D. Stifel / Elsevier, 2017
    Chronic undernutrition in Ethiopia is widespread and many children consume highly monotonous diets. To improve feeding practices in Ethiopia, a strong focus in nutrition programing has been placed on improving the nutrition knowledge of caregivers. This paper discusses the impact of caregivers' nutrition knowledge and its complementarity with market access.


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  • 16 June 2017
    Bridging the gap between research, policy and practice is hardly a new imperative. At its heart is the virtue of research-based evidence informing policy and intervention design, which in turn increases the likelihood of desired outcomes.
    Seife Ayele
  • Moyan Brenn, Study
    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.
    Tracy Zussman
  • Image: Mir tribal community by Mathanki Kodavasal,  CC-BY-SA 2.0
    9 March 2017
    This article has been written by Anannya Chakraborty, Researcher, IPE Global - Centre for Knowledge and Development.
    Anannya Chakraborty

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Man reads newspaper on wall - Dhaka, Bangladesh
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As part of our Eldis 20th Anniversary celebrations we've been delving into the deepest recesses of our memories and rummaging through dusty old box files to try and bring together some of the key moments in our history to date. 
Eldis Anniversary Workshop September 2016
23rd September 2016
More than 50 participants gathered at IDS on 15th and 16th September for our 20th Anniversary workshop."From dial-up to the data revolution: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing for global development. "
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31st August 2016
For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, especially in places where non-conventional sexualities are stigmatised, threatened or even illegal, access to online LGBTI communities provides essential space to connect with allies, friends a
31st August 2016
Health care in many low- and middle-income countries is a complex mix of private and public provision, with a range of different private actors including spiritual and traditional healers, private hospitals and unqualified drug suppliers, to name but a few. This mix makes it difficult to generalise about how best to achieve Universal Health Coverage in these contexts. 
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.