Addressing undernutrition in the context of urbanisation in low- and middle-income countries

Urbanisation presents a set of challenges and opportunities for tackling undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries where DFID works. This evidence review considers the scale of urbanisation in these countries, appraises what works in urban settings and how this context differs from the rural context with regard to nutrition programming, and identifies the main evidence… Read more


Impact evaluation of the DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh, phase II: project background and design overview

This report provides the project background and design overview for an in-depth, mixed methods impact evaluation of the DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh (phase II: May 2013 – mid-2016). The aim of the programme is to improve nutritional outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls. The programme is… Read more


Baseline report: Impact Evaluation of the DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh

The DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh aims to improve nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls by integrating the delivery of a number of nutrition-specific (or direct) interventions with the livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh. These three programmes are… Read more


Mixed methods report: Impact Evaluation of the DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh

The DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh aims to improve nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls by integrating the delivery of a number of nutrition-specific (or direct) interventions with the livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh. These three programmes are… Read more


Determinants of Child Undernutrition in Bangladesh Literature Review

The DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh aims to improve nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls by integrating the delivery of a number of nutrition-specific (or direct) interventions with the livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh. These three programmes are… Read more


Preventing undernutrition through multi-sectoral initiatives in Pakistan

This report was produced by PATH, AKU and HPI to provide a landscape analysis as an initial step to develop a multi-sectoral nutrition intervention in Pakistan through DFID-funded MQSUN project. The nutritional situation in Pakistan is a cause for much concern and hitherto intransigent to change. Although the proportion of underweight children under 5 years… Read more


Report on phase 1 of the spatial mapping of nutrition programming project

This report provides output for Phase 1 of DFID’s spatial mapping of nutrition programming project. The overall project comprises two discrete phases and aims to better understand if and how spatial analysis can help to coordinate and co-locate nutrition relevant programmes. The rationale for the project is based on the recognition that cross-sector actions are essential… Read more


Sindh Province Report: Nutrition Political Economy, Pakistan

In the Sindh Province of Pakistan, under-nutrition remains a recognized health problem and plays a substantial role in the region’s elevated maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates. Forty per cent of children are underweight and 73% of children and 62% of pregnant women are anaemic. In this report a nutrition governance framework was applied… Read more


Punjab Province Report: Nutrition Political Economy, Pakistan

In the Punjab Province of Pakistan, under-nutrition remains a recognized health problem and plays a substantial role in the region’s elevated maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates. Although Punjab as a whole has marginally less under-nutrition than other provinces, there are large disparities within the province. In this report a nutrition governance framework was… Read more


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province Report: Nutrition Political Economy, Pakistan

In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province of Pakistan, under-nutrition remains a recognized health problem and plays a substantial role in the region’s elevated maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates. Forty-eight per cent of children have stunted growth 68.5% of children and 76.2% of pregnant women have vitamin A deficiency. In this report a nutrition… Read more


Baluchistan Province Report: Nutrition Political Economy, Pakistan

In the Baluchistan Province of Pakistan, under-nutrition remains a recognized health problem and plays a substantial role in the region’s elevated maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates. Fifty-two per cent of children have stunted growth, 73.5% of children and 60.7% of pregnant women have vitamin A deficiency. In this report a nutrition governance framework… Read more


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