Qualitative Impact Evaluation: Governance and Social Context for Nutrition Interventions

This briefing note summarises the findings of qualitative research on the governance and social contexts for nutrition interventions in Northern Nigeria. The research explores both national level factors as well as state level factors influencing nutrition in 4 states: Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, and Zamfara. At the national level research found several  constraints to nutrition programmes… Read more

Strengthening public health nutrition in India

Malnutrition remains a major challenge for public health and for human and economic development in India. A lack of adequately trained public health professionals and nutritionists means that this challenge is not being met. Due to resource constraints, the most realistic way of improving this situation is to optimise the use of existing infrastructure. The… Read more

Nigeria: working to improve nutrition in the Giant of Africa

A recent seminar, hosted by the King’s College London International Development Institute and the ORIE Consortium, explored the opportunities and challenges facing efforts to improve nutrition outcomes in Africa’s most populous country. Malnutrition remains a major health and development issue in Nigeria and contributes to as much as 50% of under-five mortality in the country…. Read more

Certificate in Nutrition, Food, and Hunger

The Certificate in Nutrition, Food, and Hunger is designed to teach participants about the global health challenges and potential solutions relating to nutrition and food accessibility. Participants learn about malnutrition, food distribution, health problems associated with hunger, and other related topics, which are integral to global health. Enrollment in the Certificate in Nutrition, Food, and… Read more

Health and Nutrition for Displaced Populations

Findings on health and nutrition management of protracted population displacement include: A synthesis of food assistance programme evaluations finds unacceptably high numbers of refugees were food-insecure, women more so than men. A review of nutrition indicators evaluating performance of nutrition programmes in more than 90 camps in 18 countries found supplementary and therapeutic feeding programmes… Read more

Research Summary: Systematic review of complementary feeding interventions for prevention of undernutrition

This MQSUN Research Summary is based on a systematic review of complementary feeding interventions for prevention of undernutrition. Complementary feeding for infants refers to the timely introduction of safe and nutritional foods in addition to breast-feeding. These foods are typically provided to children from 6 to 24 months of age. It has been suggested that… Read more

Analysing nutrition governance in fragile contexts: lessons and implications

This MQSUN Briefing describes lessons learnt and implications from a MQSUN assignment which main objective was to analyze the research and policy challenges for improving nutrition governance in a context of state fragility. Efforts to strengthen government commitment to reduce under nutrition in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCAS) face a number of context specific… Read more

The Political Economy of Undernutrition National Report: Pakistan

This MQSUN report on the political economy of undernutrition in Pakistan describes research carried out to provide technical assistance to inform the work of stakeholders (including DFID Pakistan) committed to addressing undernutrition in Pakistan through an analysis of the political economy around the underlying and basic causes of undernutrition in the country. The aim of… Read more

Technical assistance to support pre-inception activities of the ‘First 1000 Most Critical Days’ programme

This report documents key findings from a MQSUN assignment which aimed to review and support the district gap analysis and planning process for the First 1,000 Most Critical Days Programme in Zambia by strengthening the approach and tools developed for the orientation, gap analysis, and development of district plans; supporting the development of nutrition district… Read more

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