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Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Global Health Nutrition Legacy: Save the Children 100 Years

Knowledge Management
To capture the legacy of its work in global nutrition, Save the Children developed a pithy and colorful report that reviews the organization's efforts to improve the health and nutrition of women, children, and their communities.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Global Data Visualization Tools to Empower Decision-Making in Nutrition

Knowledge Management
As part of the Data for Decisions to Expand Nutrition initiative, Results for Development Institute conducted a landscape analysis of global data visualization tools and a literature review of data visualizations.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

ENN's Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Programme Case Studies

Knowledge Management
The Emergency Nutrition Network conducted case studies of three “high achieving” SUN countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Niger) with a strong track record in championing and improving undernutrition at a sub-national level.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Economic Evaluation of Multisectoral Actions for Health and Nutrition

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Economic evaluations and metrics related to the costs and benefits of agriculture, food, and livelihood strategies can be highly complex. To bolster understanding of these evaluations, the Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy published this technical brief, which discusses economic evaluation typologies, existing economic evaluation guidelines, and the challenges and complexity of cost-…
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

DataDENT Indicator Mapping Technical Brief

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
A landscape assessment of nutrition data visualization tools by DataDENT (Data for Decisions to Expand Nutrition Transformation) found that these tools often report on various indicators without uniform definitions.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Capturing Cost Data: A First-mile Problem

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
In this blog post, economist Alaka Holla walks through the preliminary considerations and challenges of collecting cost data.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Linking Climate Change, Gender and Nutrition: Approaches, Highlights and the Way Forward

Food Systems
In this webinar, speakers from the Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative and the USAID Bureau for Food Security discussed how to integrate resilience, gender, and nutrition into program interventions to maximize development impact.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Supporting Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture through Neglected and Underutilized Species—Operational Framework

Food Systems
In this report, Investing in Rural People and Biodiversity International provides an operational framework to help Investing in Rural People project development teams integrate neglected and underutilized species into their activities.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Trade, Nutrition, and Sustainable Food Systems

Food Systems
This paper identifies three key starting points to make progress toward this goal: 1) the public health sector should acknowledge that because trade has the potential to enhance as well as hinder health outcomes, it deserves further attention; 2) public health actors need to be better prepared with the right language to push for better policy; and 3) public health actors need to frame nutrition…
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Relative Caloric Prices of Healthy and Unhealthy Foods Differ Systematically across Income Levels and Continents

Food Systems
This paper aims to quantify the link between price and dietary indicators and nutrition outcomes. Pulling from existing databases, it determines the relative caloric prices for foods across different categories, such as animal source foods and starchy staples, in 176 countries.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Effect of Food Price Changes on Consumer Purchases: A Randomised Experiment

Food Systems
This study used a virtual supermarket to emulate different food price and subsidy scenarios and determine the effect of price changes on the consumer's total food basket.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Field Exchange Special Issue on the Continuum of Care for Acute Malnutrition

Nutrition in Humanitarian ContextsNutrition and Health Systems
This special edition takes stock of current acute malnutrition programming efforts, including successes and ongoing challenges, through a curated summary of 8 field articles, 19 research studies, and 1 evaluation.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Spatial Typology for Targeted Food and Nutrition Security Intervention

Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts
This study describes a typology to help programmers identify food security priority areas and target interventions using limited data.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Leveraging Human Nutrition through Livestock Interventions: Perceptions, Knowledge, Barriers and Opportunities in the Sahel

Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts
This paper asserts that limited animal source food interventions are incorporated into development programming, using USAID Feed the Future initiatives as an example.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Effects of Microbiota-directed Foods in Gnotobiotic Animals and Undernourished Children

Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts
This paper examines the links among therapeutic diets, microbiota development, and the growth recovery of children in Bangladesh.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

The Science Behind the First 1,000 Days: Linking Nutrition, Brain Development, and Nurturing Care

Early Childhood Development
In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Cusick, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, provided an overview of how nutrient deficiency in the first 1,000 days can lead to long-term dysfunction and how application of the general principles of nutrient and brain interaction can help inform programming.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nurturing Care Framework for Early Childhood Development: Dissemination and Uptake Since May 2018

Early Childhood Development
One year after WHO, UNICEF, the World Bank, and partners launched the Nurturing Care Framework, they published this report on efforts by countries around the world to adopt it.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Nutrition, Hygiene and Stimulation Education for Impoverished Mothers in Rural Uganda: Effect on Maternal Depression Symptoms and Their Associations to Child Development Outcomes

Early Childhood Development
Maternal depression is linked to poor developmental outcomes in young children.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Improving Parenting Practices and Development for Young Children in Rwanda: Results from a Randomized Control Trial

Early Childhood Development
The first years of life have long-term impacts on children’s development across language, cognitive, social-emotional, and motor domains, yet evidence on critical parent-young child interactions in low-income settings is scarce.
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Resource Review

Early Childhood Development and Stunting: Findings from the MAL-ED Birth Cohort Study in Bangladesh

Early Childhood Development
A recent study in Bangladesh, where 36 percent of under‐5 children are stunted, explored the differences in child development between non-stunted and stunted.