Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition

Showing 41-50 of 885 results


  • Document

    Using mobile phones for nutrition surveillance: a review of evidence

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2013
    Nutrition surveillance - or the systematic and periodic collection of information on nutrition - is vital to the capacity of governments and other agencies to track their progress towards reducing undernutrition, to promoting the accountability of their actions and to improving their ability to respond promptly to rapid changes in nutrition status brought about by food price volatility and ot
  • Document

    Equate and conflate: political commitment to hunger and undernutrition reduction in five high-burden countries

    World Development, 2015
    As political commitment is an essential ingredient for elevating food and nutrition security onto policy agendas, commitment metrics have proliferated. Many conflate government commitment to fight hunger with combating undernutrition.
  • Document

    Measuring the commitment to reduce hunger: a hunger reduction commitment index hunger reduction commitment index

    Food Policy, 2014
    Can an index be constructed to assess governments’ commitment to reduce hunger? This paper argues for the need for such an index and outlines one way of constructing it. The authors use secondary data to construct the Hunger Reduction Commitment Index (HRCI) for 21 developing countries.
  • Document

    Strengthening public health nutrition education in India

    Transform Nutrition, 2014
    Malnutrition remains a major challenge for public health and for human and economic development in India. A lack of adequately trained public health professionals and nutritionists means that this challenge is not being met. Due to resource constraints, the most realistic way of improving this situation is to optimise the use of existing infrastructure.
  • Document

    A review of government programmes for women and children in India: implications for nutrition during the Thousand Day Period

    The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2014
    The current Maternal and Child Health Nutrition (MCHN) statistics from India reflect poorly on the existing Government schemes. Experts recognize the conception of two year period (the first 1000 days) as a critical window of opportunity for influencing the poor MCHN status.
  • Document

    Championing nutrition: effective leadership for action

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2016
    The calls for strong leadership in the fight against global and national malnutrition have multiplied during the past decade. The role of nutrition champions in advocating for nutrition, formulating policies, and coordinating and implementing action in nutrition have increasingly been recognized in such countries as Peru, Brazil, Thailand, and the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
  • Document

    Why worry about the politics of childhood undernutrition?

    World Development, 2014
    Undernutrition affects over 2 billion people; but most of the global policy focus has been on technical solutions rather than an understanding of nutrition politics. This paper reviews existing literature on nutrition politics and policy. The authors identify a number of recurring themes surrounding knowledge; politics, and capacities.
  • Document

    The politics of reducing malnutrition: building commitment and accelerating progress

    The Lancet, 2013
    In the past 5 years, political discourse about the challenge of undernutrition has increased substantially at national and international levels and has led to stated commitments from many national governments, international organisations, and donors. The Scaling Up Nutrition movement has both driven, and been driven by, this developing momentum.
  • Nutrition
    Liben, Somali region in Ethiopia

    Understanding the role of leadership, capacity and accountability.