FAO/WHO GIFT | Global Individual Food Consumption Data Tool
Food SystemsFood Safety
The tool provides food-based indicators focused on nutrition and food safety to support policymakers, program planners, nongovernmental organization staff, and other stakeholders in making informed decisions.
Food SystemsFood SecurityNutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS)
Fish and other aquatic foods (“blue foods”) can contribute to more sustainable diets, but comprehensive comparisons are limited because these foods are rarely included in environmental impact studies. The analysis identifies high-performing blue foods, highlights opportunities to improve environmental performance, and provides estimates to enable data-poor environmental assessments.
Early Childhood DevelopmentAdolescent NutritionEmergency Nutrition
The Children’s Climate Risk Index measures the likelihood that climate and environmental shocks or stresses will lead to the erosion of development progress, the deepening of deprivation, and humanitarian crises affecting children or vulnerable households and groups. The document is available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.
Maternal Resources for Care are Associated with Child Growth and Early Childhood Development in Bangladesh and Vietnam
Early Childhood DevelopmentAdolescent NutritionMaternal Nutrition
Maternal height, good nourishment, mental well-being, decision-making, support in chores, and perceived social support were associated with child health and development outcomes. Interventions that help to improve resources among mothers have the potential to foster child growth and development.
Evaluation of a Community-Based Mobile Video Breastfeeding Intervention in Khayelitsha, South Africa: The Philani MOVIE Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial
Early Childhood DevelopmentBreastfeedingCOVID-19
Videos were as effective as face-to-face counseling when community health workers (CHWs) used them to replace a portion of that counseling. mHealth video interventions could be a feasible and practical solution to support the delivery and scaling of community health promotion services when the CHW workforce is limited.
Associations between Women’s Empowerment and Child Development, Growth, and Nurturing Care Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Demographic and Health Survey Data
Early Childhood DevelopmentAdolescent NutritionGender
There is a strong association between women’s empowerment and early child cognitive development, child growth, early learning, and nutrition outcomes. Authors call for future research to explore the relationship between empowerment and socioemotional, literacy–numeracy, or physical development.
Local Solutions to Improve Health: Strengthening Capacity for Sustainable Health Policy, Advocacy, Financing, and Governance
Tailored capacity strengthening approaches must be multi-faceted and mutually reinforcing. Promising strategies include strengthening technology systems and their use, addressing organizational needs, providing training on new skills, and providing space for relationships to build and thrive among and across individuals, networks, and government agencies. This is a webinar.
Local Means Local: Community Leadership and Facilitation in CLD
Capacity StrengtheningFood SecurityResilience
Presenters discuss how and in what contexts key aspects of community-led development, particularly leadership and facilitation, contribute to food security, resilience, and equity. This is a webinar. The event slide deck is available in English, French, and Spanish.
The Power of Ownership: Transforming U.S. Foreign Assistance
Capacity StrengtheningPrivate-Sector Engagement
Development agencies can use several approaches to shift responsibility, accountability, and decision-making power to local government officials, civil society, and entrepreneurs. Findings suggest projects with the highest levels of stakeholder engagement include strong local ownership.
Approaches to Partnership Measurement: A Landscape Review
Capacity StrengtheningAdolescent NutritionInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)Maternal Nutrition
While calls for partnership measurement are increasing, no standard approaches or indicators exist. This review recommends developing context-specific measurement approaches. To overcome identified challenges, use multiple indicators and mixed-methods approaches to capture complexity, outcome diversity, and the contributions of partnerships to outcomes.
Enabling Better Complementary Feeding: Guidance and Workbook
Social and Behavior Change and GenderComplementary FeedingEarly Childhood DevelopmentInfant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN)
Social and behavior change (SBC) is necessary to improve all components of feeding young children: adequate food, adequate services, and adequate feeding practices. This workbook highlights challenges and examples specific to quality SBC for improving complementary feeding.
Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements: Evidence and Program Guidance
Nutrition in Humanitarian ContextsMicronutrient Interventions
This brief provides information on how to design small- and medium-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS-SQ and LNS-MQ) programs that promote improved nutritional status of women and young children in resource-limited settings.
Social and Behavior Change Competency Assessment: Tool for Resilience Food Security Activities
Nutrition in Humanitarian Contexts
Competencies are critical to job performance and successful social and behavior change (SBC) nutrition interventions. The Social and Behavior Change Competency Assessment tool guides implementing partners of Resilience and Food Security Activities through a process of identifying existing SBC competencies of core staff and building a plan to strengthen and develop further skills.
Risks of BMS Products, Baby Feeding Cues, and Newborns’ Nine Instinctive Stages
Materials focus on the risk of bottles, pacifiers, and formula to breastfeeding and introduce baby feeding cues and nine instinctive stages to breastfeeding. Infographics are available in Burmese, English, and Vietnamese while videos are available in English and Vietnamese.
Efforts to increase localization can increase local inclusion and capacity. Challenges include trade-offs among potentially competing objectives, the importance of local voice and institutions, and how to mitigate risks while building pathways for involvement.
Nurturing Care to Improve Early Childhood Development: Kyrgyz Republic Country Profile
Early Childhood DevelopmentEarly Childhood Development
To date, there has been limited integration of responsive care and early learning in health and nutrition services. The Nurturing Care Framework provides guidance to help children and families thrive through care for the individual child within a broader enabling environment of capable caregivers, empowered communities, supportive services, and enabling policies (WHO 2018).