Dial ‘N’ for nutrition? A landscape analysis of what we know about m-nutrition, m-agriculture and m-development

Child undernutrition is one of the most devastating realities in many parts of the world. Globally in 2015, 159 million children below the age of five years were too short for their age (stunted) and 50 million were too thin for their height (wasted). Inadequate nutrition in early childhood can have lifelong consequences, including poor… Read more




Narrative report to accompany the 2016 annual review of the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme

This Narrative Report has been written to accompany the 2016 Annual Review of the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme. The WINNN programme aims to deliver evidence-based, cost effective interventions in five northern states in Nigeria: Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, and Yobe, while improving government capacity, leadership, and financial commitment in relation… Read more




Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) Annual Review – summary sheet

The Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme continues to be successful achieving most of its objectives, is well managed and year on year is improving its effectiveness and increasing its reach. This summary sheet captures the headlines on programme performance, agreed actions and learning over the course of the review period. Summary… Read more




Effective behaviour change interventions

This helpdesk provides a rapid analysis on the existing evidence related to effective behaviour change interventions. It has a particular focus on where interventions are related to hygiene and sanitation, nutrition, gender based violence, indoor air pollution, family planning adoption, unsafe sex, motor vehicle driving. The geographic focus is Malawi, but where necessary it draws… Read more




Improving nutrition in Zamfara

This briefing is based on the 2014 evaluation of nutrition work supported by Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) in Zamfara, as well as ORIE research in 2015. Interviewees included political leaders and government officials, development partners, health workers, community volunteers, traditional leaders, civil society and community members. Key evaluation findings include: The community management of acute malnutrition… Read more




Improving nutrition in Katsina

This briefing is based on the 2014 evaluation of nutrition work supported by Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) in Katsina, as well as ORIE research in 2015. Interviewees included political leaders and government officials, development partners, health workers, community volunteers, traditional leaders, civil society and community members. Key evaluation findings include: The community management of acute malnutrition… Read more




Improving nutrition in Kebbi

This briefing is based on the 2014 evaluation of nutrition work supported by Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) in Kebbi, as well as ORIE research in 2015. Interviewees included political leaders and government officials, development partners, health workers, community volunteers, traditional leaders, civil society and community members. Key evaluation findings include: The community management of acute… Read more




Improving nutrition in Jigawa

This briefing is based on the 2014 evaluation of nutrition work supported by Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) in Jigawa, as well as ORIE research in 2015. Interviewees included political leaders and government officials, development partners, health workers, community volunteers, traditional leaders, civil society and community members. Key evaluation findings include: The community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM)… Read more




Stories of change in nutrition: a tool pool

In recent years, the discourse around nutrition has, at a global level, gained major political momentum. Yet although there is substantial evidence on what is needed to improve nutrition outcomes, less is known about how to achieve it: how to operationalise actions effectively across sectors, at the appropriate scale, in line with local contexts, and… Read more




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




From promises to progress: assessing Nigeria’s nutrition commitments

This briefing reviews aspects of nutrition sector governance, which are supported by the DFID funded programme Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) implemented by UNICEF, Save the Children and Action Against Hunger, in partnership with the Government of Nigeria. This briefing reviews progress at national level and in four of the states that WINNN supports: Jigawa, Kebbi, Katsina, and Zamfara. It outlines… Read more




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