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Disability Resource Bank

Disability Cheat Sheet

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Early Childhood Development
This brief provides information on common impairments, health conditions, and language that should be used when discussing children/people with disabilities.
Disability Resource Bank

Including Children with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: Nutrition

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Emergency Nutrition
This resource provides practical tips and offers entry points for assuring that nutrition in emergencies takes children with disabilities into account.
Disability Resource Bank

Family Care for Children with Disabilities: Practical Guidance for Frontline Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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Early Childhood Development
This guidance helps make case management procedures, tools, and approaches inclusive of children with disabilities.
Disability Resource Bank

Disability-Inclusive Health Services Toolkit: A Resource for Health Facilities in the Western Pacific Region

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Behavior Change for Nutrition
This toolkit provides guidance for identifying and overcoming barriers to health information and services.
Disability Resource Bank

Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities

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Early Childhood Development
This digest seeks to demonstrate that the inclusive policies and practices required to promote the rights of children with disabilities are feasible and practical.
Disability Resource Bank

Reducing Stigma and Discrimination against Children with Disabilities

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Behavior Change for Nutrition
This brief summarizes information gathered for "Communication for Social and Behavioural Change Interventions to Strengthen Disability-Inclusive Programming: A Synthesis of the Evidence."
Disability Resource Bank

Disability Inclusion in Child Friendly Spaces

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Early Childhood Development
This guidance provides guidelines, tips, and more for making inclusive, child-friendly spaces.
Disability Resource Bank

Disability Awareness Toolkit

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Early Childhood Development
This toolkit can be used to identify people with disabilities, reflect on attitudes towards them, and improve their situation.
Disability Resource Bank

Disability Inclusive Development Toolkit

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Early Childhood Development
This toolkit aims to develop the knowledge and capacity of people working in disability inclusion
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

A Review of Child Focused Multi Sectoral Programming in Africa and Latin America

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Knowledge Management Adolescent NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
The report discusses successes and failures in implementing multi-sectoral programs, presents lessons learned from collaborating across sectors, identifies knowledge gaps, and articulates a research agenda for multi-sectoral child health approaches.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Food Security and Nutrition in the World

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Food Systems COVID-19Food Security
Experts argue that food labeling, taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, and stronger regulations on marketing products high in fat, sugar, or salt to children are critical to address the rising levels of hunger and malnutrition. Adjusting policies on subsidies could improve food supply quality.
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Competencies: The Building Blocks of Capacity Strengthening Webinar Series

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Capacity StrengtheningKnowledge ManagementMonitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
These three webinars aim to review the importance of competencies and how to translate them from a concept to a tangible, relevant tool for designing high-quality capacity strengthening interventions.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

How Can Nutrition Research Better Reflect the Relationship Between Wasting and Stunting in Children? Learnings from the Wasting and Stunting Project

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Adolescent NutritionEmergency NutritionFood SecurityGenderGrowth Monitoring and PromotionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Authors discussed how to design and finance research with a wasting and stunting lens to better understand, prevent, and treat child undernutrition. Lessons learned focused on the interactions and relationships between children's weight loss and linear growth faltering, factors driving different types of undernutrition, and the importance of identifying and targeting those most at risk.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

A Mixed Methods Study to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

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Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts Acute MalnutritionAdolescent NutritionCOVID-19Emergency NutritionMaternal NutritionNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
The pandemic has reversed decades of progress in maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition (MNCHN), especially in fragile and conflict-affected settings. Reduced or suspended funding and insufficient adaptation strategies have likely increased morbidity and mortality.
Food Systems Toolkit

Diet Assessment Decision Tool

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Food Systems Food Systems
This tool makes it easier for practitioners and decision makers to understand dietary patterns and nutrient intake. Such information is critical to design, monitor, and evaluate efforts to improve diets. The decision tool provides existing data sources and data collection tools related to five different target groups.
Food Systems Toolkit

Food Processing for Improved Diets

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Food Systems Food Systems
The relationship between food processing and diets is complex; expanding the production of processed foods may play a role in both supporting and hindering food systems in delivering safe, nutritious diets.
Food Systems Toolkit

Developing Resources to Support Policymakers to Take a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking

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Food Systems Food Systems
There are increasing calls to take a food systems approach to food and nutrition policy; however, it is often unclear how policymakers can adopt this approach and adapt it to their particular context. R4D and the Centre for Food Policy at City at University of London developed an evidence review and four technical briefs to respond to this challenge.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Measuring Women's Empowerment: Gender and Time-Use Agency in Benin, Malawi and Nigeria

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Gender
Women’s ability to exercise time-use agency was conditional on gendered power dynamics and other barriers within households, which together are related to gender norms. Future research should examine how to measure time-use agency in surveys and should explore patterns of time-use agency among diverse groups and contexts.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Identifying Effective Message-Framing Techniques in Behavior Change Communication for Healthy Diets: An Experimental Study of Promoting Biofortified Maize Adoption in Ethiopia

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Social and Behavior Change and Gender Micronutrient InterventionsNutrition Sensitive Agriculture
Nutrition education increased demand for nutritionally enhanced crops, while gain-framed messaging (e.g., achieving something) resulted in higher willingness to pay for nutritionally enhanced maize than loss-framed messaging. Motivational orientations and individuals’ risk perceptions impacted the effect of framed messages.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Take Ten Steps up for Breastfeeding

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Nutrition and Health Systems Breastfeeding
Speakers discuss key updates to implementation guidance and responsibilities for a national Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative program and introduce new implementation resources. Several speakers share their experiences using the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. This is a webinar. It is available in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.