IDS Nutrition Group and Transform Nutrition seminar series

In 2013, nutrition and hunger were set high on the development agenda with the research community, NGO campaigners, UN agencies, national governments and civil society all mobilising to tackle undernutrition.

The Nutrition Group and Transform Nutrition seminar series examined the political economy of nutrition and present ideas and research findings in the field of nutrition and international development.

Past events

The nutritional impact and cost-effectiveness of cash and/or voucher-based food assistance interventions in three regions

10 Dec 2015

This seminar examines the nutritional impact and cost-effectiveness of cash and/or voucher-based food assistance interventions, creating new evidence to inform decisions on the prevention of acute undernutrition in emergencies.

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Health and Nutrition Seminar: How Shit Stunts - India's Tragedy and Undernutrition's Blind Spot

08 Oct 2015 Watch/Listen Again

Recent research suggests that at least in densely populated North India some two thirds of undernutrition (measured as stunting) can be attributed to faecally-transmitted infections (FTIs), exposure to which has been getting worse.

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Mobilising Business to Reduce Undernutrition: What is Possible? What isn't?

09 Apr 2014 Watch/Listen Again

Drawing on evidence from Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania, this seminar examines why food markets often fail to provide nutrient-rich foods to the people most in need. It looks at several policy responses to these problems and asks what has made these efforts succeed or fail.

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The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index: An introduction

19 Feb 2014 Watch/Listen Again

How can we create greater government and donor accountability for ending hunger and undernutrition? What is political commitment and how can we measure it? This seminar will present the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) which measures what governments achieve, and where they fail, in addressing hunger and undernutrition. 

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The Politics of Reducing Malnutrition - IDS Nutrition Group and Transform Nutrition Seminar Series

22 Jan 2014

In recent years, political discourse on the challenge of undernutrition has increased markedly, leading to stated commitments on the part of many national governments, international organisations and donors.

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The challenge of low breastfeeding rates in the context of HIV/AIDS and maintaining the momentum for reducing undernutrition

31 Oct 2013 Watch/Listen Again

Transform Nutrition seminar: 'The challenge of low breastfeeding rates in the context of HIV/AIDS and maintaining the momentum for reducing undernutrition

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