Emotional stimulation in the context of emergency food interventions

Mangement of severe acute malnutrition through the provision of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) is the mainstay of nutrition interventions in emergencies together with food aid and supplementary feeding. However, some research suggests that the long term benefits of these interventions are vastly increased when combined with interventions to strengthen psychosocial bonding between caregiver (usually the mother) and… Read more


Understanding the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Nepal, 2001–2011

South Asia has long been synonymous with unusually high rates of undernutrition. In the past decade, however, Nepal has arguably achieved the fastest recorded decline in child stunting in the world and has done so in the midst of civil war and post-conflict political instability. Given recent interest in reducing undernutrition – particularly the role… 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


Nutrition interventions in developing and fragile contexts with a focus on community interventions and Yemen

This was an extensive query to tackle in 3 days. The result is an annotated bibliography covering a selection of key papers identified through a rapid search on the different nutrition interventions. Section 2 includes a number of resources on community-based management with evaluations finding it to be cost effective. Sections 3-5 are on breastfeeding,… Read more


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