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“If we eat well, we can study”: Dietary diversity in the everyday lives of children in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, IndiaYoung Lives, 2015Dietary diversity refers to the number of foods consumed over a specific period of time. Research shows that dietary diversity is associated with the appropriate intake of essential macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), as well as with better nutritional outcomes in both children and adults.Document
What happens once the intervention ends? The medium-term impacts of a cash transfer programme in MalawiInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015Adolescent girls in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face a multitude of hazards during their transition from childhood to adulthood.Document
Thirty-five years later: evaluating effects of a quasi-random child health and family planning programme in BangladeshInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015Improving the health and nutrition of young children is important not only for immediate well-being, but also because it is believed to reduce poverty in the long-run through improved human capital. Many programs such as Head Start and Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs rely on this postulated link.Document
The SASA! study: a cluster randomised trial to assess the impact of a violence and HIV prevention programme in Kampala, UgandaInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2014SASA! is a community mobilisation intervention that seeks to prevent violence against women and reduce HIV-risk behaviours. The SASA! study was conducted between 2008 and 2012 in two administrative divisions of Kampala (Makindye and Rubaga).DocumentInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015Current enrollment rates at the primary school level in India are well over 95 per cent, and dropout rates do not appear to increase dramatically with age - children between the ages of 11 and 14 are only three percentage points more likely to be out of school than children between the ages of 7 and 10.Document
Expanding lessons from a randomised impact evaluation of cash and food transfers in Ecuador and UgandaInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015There is now substantial evidence that periodic cash transfers to poor households as a form of social protection, particularly when conditional on complementary investments in child schooling and health, can lead to substantial and sustained improvements in household welfare, household food security and child schooling.DocumentInternational Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 2015Using a randomised controlled trial in Sierra Leone, this report measures the impact of a transfer program aimed at alleviating poverty and reducing pressure on the natural environment. The research finds that the way in which aid is distributed—communal versus individual, and windfall versus earned—has a significant effect on how the aid will be used.DocumentHealth and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2015This helpdesk report responses to the questions 'how do Kenya, Nigeria and the UK deal with girls who get pregnant at school?'DocumentWorld Health Organization, 2013Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes – are the biggest cause of death worldwide. More than 36 million die annually from NCDs (63% of global deaths), including 14 million people who die too young before the age of 70.DocumentHealth and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2015The World Health Organisation (2013) global action plan for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, 2013-2020 outlines a combination of population-wide and individual interventions for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) deemed to be ‘very costeffective’.