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Public-private partnerships and the reduction of undernutrition in developing countries
J. Hoddinott; S. Gillespie; S. Yosef / International Food Policy Research Institute 2015
This paper brings structure to the discussion of private-sector engagement in nutrition by clarifying different models of engagement, reviews the evidence base on public-private partnerships (PPPs) for the reduction of undernutrition,...
Understanding the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Nepal, 2001–2011
D.D. Headey; J. Hoddinott / PLoS ONE 2015
South Asia has long been synonymous with unusually high rates of undernutrition. 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 civi...
Insight's feature: What's politics got to do with it?
H. Fritschel / International Food Policy Research Institute 2013
This is a feature article in an IFPRI Insights: Magazine of the International Food Policy Research Institute.  Recent experience has shown that as countries get richer, nutritional status does not necessarily improve. The ...
The Maharashtra state nutrition mission: learning by doing
V. Ramani 2010
This is a practioner's account of the work by the Rajmata Jijau Mother-Child Health and Nutrition Mission in Maharashtra, in India from 2005 to 2010. It is a factual account of the steps the Mission took to addres child undernutrition...
Access to nutrition index: Global index 2016
This is the second edition of the Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI). The ATNI is an independent benchmarking tool that measures companies’ contributions to good nutrition against international norms and standards. One in t...
Preventing malnutrition in Tanzania: a focused strategy to improve nutrition in young children
V. Leach; B. Kilama / Research on Poverty Alleviation, Tanzania 2009
This brief examines the status of nutrition in Tanzania. Despite improvements between 1999 and 2004/05, data clearly show that the prevalence of child undernutrition remains high in Tanzania and malnutrition begins at an early age. Ba...
Admissible evidence in the court of development evaluation? The impact of CARE's SHOUHARDO project on child stuntingin Bangladesh
L.C. Smith; F. Khan; T.R. Frankenberger / Institute of Development Studies UK 2011
Along with the rise of the development effectiveness movement of the last few decades, experimental impact evaluation methods – randomised controlled trials and quasi-experimental techniques – have emerged as a dominant fo...
The Role of Businesses in Providing Nutrient-Rich Foods for the Poor: A Case Study in Tanzania
M. Maestre; E. Robinson; J. Humphrey / Institute of Development Studies, Sussex [ES] 2014
This case study of a Tanzanian food processing business analyses the potential of mid-sized businesses to contribute to tackling undernutrition. Particularly among young children and pregnant mothers, undernutrition has lifelong...
Accountability for International Nutrition Commitment Initiatives
D. te Lintelo / Institute of Development Studies UK 2014
This paper draws on secondary data to map out a proliferating set of international nutrition commitment initiatives, and assesses how these employ accountability mechanisms to support the delivery of financial and other commitments. ...
SUN 2015 movement annual progress report
Scaling Up Nutrition 2015
The 2015 report provides a detailed snapshot of the progress and results towards scaling up nutrition in SUN Countries and the broad evolution of the Movement. Key messages The SUN Movement marks its fifth y...
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