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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018Interventions in agri-food value chains are thought to potentially make important contributions towards enhancing agriculture’s role in nutrition. Some frameworks have begun to identify sets of requirements for pro-nutrition value chains.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018Food fortification is a popular strategy for addressing ‘hidden hunger’, and staple foods are seen as promising, if unproven, vehicles for the delivery of essential micronutrients to poor people in developing countries. This article examines wheat flour fortification with iron in Pakistan as a case of technocratic optimism in the face of institutional constraints.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Interventions in agri-food value chains are thought to potentially make important contributions towards enhancing agriculture’s role in nutrition. Some frameworks have begun to identify sets of requirements for pro-nutrition value chains. Pakistan’s dairy sector has been the focus of a business-driven innovation which introduced ultra-high temperature treated (UHT) milk in aseptic packaging.News29 May 2018: While the African continent continues to face significant challenges in its fight against hunger and undernutrition, several African governments have increased their commitments in the fight against hunger and undernutrition.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Food fortification is a popular strategy for addressing ‘hidden hunger’, and staple foods are seen as promising if unproven vehicles for the delivery of essential micronutrients to the poor in developing countries. This paper examines wheat flour fortification with iron in Pakistan as a case of technocratic optimism in the face of institutional constraints.DocumentInternational Centre for Tax and Development, 2015This paper is based on a detailed analysis of how field staff in the Excise and Taxation Department of the Punjab Provincial Government collect the (very low-yielding) property tax. In general, informal practices and relationships play a major role.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018There is currently much talk of the private sector role in nutrition, and whether the state can ‘shape’ the market to deliver better nutritional outcomes. This issue of the IDS Bulletin presents research findings in this area, developed by the consortium of research partners under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme.DocumentImpact Initiative, 2017This collection of ESRC–DFID funded research provides new evidence on what governments must consider in order to ensure that children with disabilities benefit from quality education without discrimination or exclusion.This research contains excellent, globally relevant and contextually grounded evidence of how the education sector can plan and design policies with a lasting impact for childrenDocument
Proceedings of The Science-Policy Roundtable on Climate Change Adaptation, 29–30 June 2017, Kathmandu, NepalInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Science-Policy Roundtable on Climate Change Adaptation brought together experts, policymakers, researchers and practitioners dealing with climate change policies for a two-day discussion to mark the beginning of a process of policy engagement at the sub-national level in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.Document
From humanitarian and post-conflict assistance to health system strengthening in fragile states: Clarifying the transition and the role of NGOsHealth Systems 20/20, 2008This policy brief focuses on the transition from emergency assistance and relief to strengthening the health system for the long term, and the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and how they can help fragile states to rehabilitate their health systems. There is general agreement on the broad features of state fragility, but as a category it contains significant variation.