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Wasted opportunity? What we do know about preventing wasting

Today, over 50 million children are wasted, which comes with an elevated risk of death. Even more, wasting prevalence hasn’t declined in recent years. The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) are calling for a focus on how to prevent wasting to complement existing evidence-based treatment of children who are already affected. Since early […]

March 19, 2019

Developing a common results framework for nutrition in Somalia

Somalia, in the Horn of Africa, has experienced changes and shifts in governance, security, development and the humanitarian environment over the past two decades. The estimated population is around 12.3 million, with 2.8 Somalis living in rural areas and 5.2 million (about 42 per cent of the total population) living in urban areas. Around a […]

February 11, 2019

Validation process for the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Multistakeholder Strategic Plan

The Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN-A) Secretariat conducted a two-day workshop to secure stakeholders’ consensus on the AFSeN-A contextual analysis and stakeholder mapping through consultation and validation process and to agree on a common results framework for the AFSeN-A Strategic Plan. The draft context analysis and stakeholder mapping were presented and reviewed by […]

August 28, 2018

Multistakeholder high-level advocacy workshop on nutrition in Tajikistan

On June 28, the Deputy Chairperson of the Majlisi Namoyandagon of Majlisi Oli (Chamber of Representatives of the Tajik Parliament) Khairinisso Yusufi and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Focal Point, First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of Population Dr Saida Umarzoda co-chaired the multistakeholder, high-level advocacy workshop on nutrition. The event, titled Tajikistan: […]

August 24, 2018

Dan Maxwell and Peter Hailey commentary: Evidence, analysis and the politics of declaring famine

The international community now has a working definition of famine that enables real-time analysis and declaration of famines. The technical definition is based on measures of food insecurity, malnutrition and mortality. But ‘famine’ invokes additional meanings as well: failures of governance, failures of protection and humanitarian response and widespread human loss (including but not limited […]

February 1, 2018

Technical assistance through MQSUN+: A case study for Tajikistan

Beginning the response to policy and strategy alignment in Tajikistan Prior to its most recent technical assistance (TA), Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition (MQSUN) conducted a nutrition policy review and strategy alignment in Tajikistan in 2014 and a nutrition gap analysis and stakeholder mapping in 2015 and 2016. Also in 2015, MQSUN supported […]

September 6, 2017

What are the key trends in DFID’s aid spending on nutrition?

As efforts continue to better understand donor funding for nutrition, Development Initiatives analysed the latest nutrition aid spending by the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Development (DFID). Here we explore the key trends. This blog originated from Development Initiatives’ website. The analysis was conducted as part of the Maximising the Quality of Scaling up […]

June 15, 2017

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