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- DocumentElsevier, 2017Chronic 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.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2014Study 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.Document
Behavior change communication activities improve infant and young child nutrition knowledge and practice of neighboring non-participants in a cluster-randomized trial in rural BangladeshPLoS ONE, 2017The 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.Document
The impact of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme on the nutritional status of children: 2008-2012International Food Policy Research Institute, 2017Ethiopia'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.DocumentWiley Online Library, 2013This 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.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2014In 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.Document
The Policy Environment for Food, Agriculture and Nutrition in India: Taking Stock and Looking ForwardLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2017India's policy environment has undergone a substantial overhaul since 2014, when a new government came in. This paper discusses recent changes in, and the current state of, food, agriculture and nutrition policies in India at the national and state levels.Document
Transactional sex and risk for HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis2016Young women aged 15 to 24 years in sub-Saharan Africa continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. A growing number of studies have suggested that the practice of transactional sex may in part explain women's heightened risk, but evidence on the association between transactional sex and HIV has not yet been synthesized.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Barriers to young (especially unmarried) women’s participation in public spaces include the prevailing view that doing so violates social norms, young women’s often low level of education, and family expectations. Many young women have internalised their marginalisation and lack the confidence to participate in community forums.Document
ICT-facilitated accountability and engagement in health systems: a review of Making All Voices Count mHealth for accountability projectsInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and mHealth innovations hold great potential to improve health systems and health outcomes while at the same time enhancing citizen engagement and accountability. Yet there has been little assessment of the impact of mHealth innovations on the ground.