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-…
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.
Linking Climate Change, Gender and Nutrition: Approaches, Highlights and the Way Forward
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.
Supporting Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture through Neglected and Underutilized Species—Operational Framework
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.
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…
The Relative Caloric Prices of Healthy and Unhealthy Foods Differ Systematically across Income Levels and Continents
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recommendations to tackle malnutrition in all its forms include increasing budgetary allocations for multi-sectoral nutrition plans, enforcing compliance with mandatory food fortification legislation, increasing women’s and girls’ empowerment, and ensuring timely collection of high-quality data.
Integrating Nutrition Services into Health Care Systems Platforms: Where are We and Where Do We Go from Here
Monitoring, Evaluation, and LearningFood Systems
Papers explore barriers and facilitators to integrating maternal and child nutrition into health care services. Addressing financing, health information systems, health workforce, supplies and technology, governance, and service delivery issues are as critical as engaging in robust implementation science research.