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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018There is currently much talk of the private sector role in nutrition, and whether the state can ‘shape’ the market to deliver better nutritional outcomes. This issue of the IDS Bulletin presents research findings in this area, developed by the consortium of research partners under the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) programme.Document
Factors which may limit the value of dietary diversity and its association with nutritional outcomes in preschool children in high burden districts of India2018Dietary diversity plays a critical role in infants as they need energy and nutrient dense foods for both physical and mental development.Document
What will it take to accelerate improvements in nutrition outcomes in Odisha? Learning from the pastElsevier, 2017The Indian state of Odisha has made significant strides to address health and nutrition in the last 25 years. We used public data, policy and program documents, published literature, and interviews with program and policy decision-makers, development partners, civil society members (n=29) and community members (n=45) to analyze these changes.DocumentElsevier, 2017This paper explores the drivers of Nepal's maternal and child nutrition success using document review, interviews with mothers, and quantitative analysis of DHS datasets. Our qualitative and quantitative analyses both highlight similar policy and community level changes but limited improvements in child feeding and care practices.Document
Community-level perceptions of drivers of change in nutrition: Evidence from South Asia and sub-Saharan AfricaElsevier, 2018Changes in the immediate, underlying and basic determinants of nutritional status at the community-and household-level are a logical and empirical prerequisite to reducing high levels of undernutrition in high burden countries.Document
Bangladesh’s story of change in nutrition: Strong improvements in basic and underlying determinants with an unfinished agenda for direct community level supportElsevier, 2017Bangladesh has made considerable progress in reducing child stunting and is lauded as a success story in global nutrition fora. This mixed-methods study considers available statistical and qualitative evidence to help reveal the critical factors behind Bangladesh's ‘story of change’ in nutrition.DocumentCentre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2017This policy brief evaluates the content of Kenya’s National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism (NSCVE), which was launched in September 2016.DocumentSocial Science Research Network, 2016Politicians and government officials need to look beyond the traditional development banking model if they hope to make an impact on the scale needed to drag their countries out of poverty (or at least stagnation). Development bank architects should design development banks based on successful role models – like the China Development Bank – instead of proven failures.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Food and nutrition insecurity is a reality for a large number of people in India. Social safety nets to ensure food security of the poor and vulnerable become important in such a scenario. The Public Distribution System (PDS) in India is an example of one such safety measure.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2018The majority of the five million people that live in the deltaic Indian Sundarbans face continuous uncertainties in relation to their shelter, livelihoods, and health. Climate change is one of the key factors aggravating this situation.