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Welcome and overview of Transform Nutrition in South Asia

Welcome and overview of Transform Nutrition in South Asia

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This presentation by Stuart Gillespie, IFPRI was shown at the Transform Nutrition - Evidence for Action regional meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal on 8 July 2017. This one-day event shared Transform Nutrition evidence on key issues related to nutrition policy in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, lessons on strategies for change from other contexts and discuss the relevance and applicability of the research findings to policies/programmes that aim to address nutrition in South Asia.

This presentation by Stuart Gillespie, IFPRI was shown at the Transform Nutrition - Evidence for Action regional meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal on 8 July 2017. This one-day event shared Transform Nutrition evidence on key issues related to nutrition policy in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, lessons on strategies for change from other contexts and discuss the relevance and applicability of the research findings to policies/programmes that aim to address nutrition in South Asia.

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Welcome and overview of Transform Nutrition in South Asia

  1. 1. Stuart Gillespie, IFPRI www.transformnutrition.org
  2. 2. IMPROVING CHILD NUTRITION: The achievable imperative for global progress. UNICEF 2013 3 Most stunting is in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
  3. 3. Consequences of malnutrition • Child death and illness – 25,000 under-fives die every day (11,000 due to malnutrition ie 45%) • By far the biggest driver of the global burden of disease • Cognitive impairment • Lost income-earning potential • Annual GDP losses in Africa 11% • Intergenerational transmission of stunting • Double burden of over- and undernutrition • Global epidemic of non-communicable disease (NCDs)
  4. 4. Lancet 2013 conceptual framework 5
  5. 5. Focus countries • India • Bangladesh • Kenya • Ethiopia
  6. 6. Transform Nutrition Consortium Partners International Food Policy Research Institute Institute for Development Studies International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh Public Health Foundation of India Save the Children
  7. 7. Transform Nutrition’sTheory of Change Developing and sustaining a robust enabling environment Improved capacity to maximise nutrition sensitivity of indirect interventions Actionable evidence on scaling direct interventions PURPOSE Unlock puzzles to transform thinking and action on nutrition Strong network of nutrition champions Increased profile of nutrition in public policy through communication processes Accelerated reduction in undernutrition Nutrition moved higher up development agenda Transformed thinking and action for undernutrition reduction OUTCOMES OUTPUTS
  8. 8. Core ResearchThemes 1. Transforming delivery – How to choose the best interventions and delivery strategies to scale up nutrition? 1. Transforming agriculture and social protection – How to maximize the impacts of investments in agriculture and social protection on nutrition? 1. Transforming leadership, commitment and accountability – How can we build commitment to, and accountability for, scaling up nutrition-relevant actions?
  9. 9. Core ResearchThemes 1. Transforming delivery – How to choose the best interventions and delivery strategies to scale up nutrition? 1. Transforming agriculture and social protection – How to maximize the impacts of investments in agriculture and social protection on nutrition? 1. Transforming leadership, commitment and accountability – How can we build commitment to, and accountability for, scaling up nutrition-relevant actions?

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