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Lawrence Haddad - IDS Director

Lawrence Haddad has left IDS.

Previously, Lawrence was the Director of the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex. He is an economist and his main research interests are at the intersection of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition.

He was formerly Director of the International Food Policy Research Institute's Food Consumption and Nutrition Division and Lecturer in Development Economics at the University of Warwick. His field research has been in the Philippines, India and South Africa. He has a PhD from Stanford University. An economist, he was selected for the latest Who's Who in Economics (Elgar).

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This programme will focus on how agriculture can deliver better nutrition outcomes by developing evidence-based policy options and tools for businesses, governments, NGOs and donors.

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AgriDiet is an Irish Aid funded research programme consortium, led by University College Cork in Ireland. The overall goal of the programme is to contribute to poverty reduction through the identification of policies and interventions that can make a positive impact on the nutritional status of vulnerable rural households.

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This project, funded by Action Against Hunger (AAH) includes a literature review of effectiveness of current nutrition spending, with a focus on which activities (and composition of activities) are required to meet 2015 targets and how these are currently defined by different donors.

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IDS and AllAfrica have teamed up to produce and distribute compelling multi-media content on critical issues for Africa’s future, as part of a development reporting initiative.

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The project examines what factors enable governments to commit to national nutrition strategies and deliver appropriate nutrition policies in the long run.

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UNICEF and IDS are collaborating to undertake an in-depth analysis of the factors that may have led to the 16% decline in child stunting in Maharashtra evidenced in surveys covering the period 2006-2012.

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The Foresight Project on Global Food and Farming Futures addresses the question: ‘How can a future global population of 9 billion people all be fed healthily and sustainably?'

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The DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh aims to improve nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls by integrating the delivery of a number of nutrition specific (or direct) interventions with livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh.

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With the world economy in a major downturn, the stakes for developing countries could not be higher. Public support for international development and aid will play a key role. But is there a domestic consensus on the UK's role in international development and what are its contours?

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This research seeks to inform and influence the current state of debate in India on the issue of malnutrition and food security.

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Front cover of Bulletin 36.2, New Directions for African Agriculture

New Directions for African Agriculture

IDS Bulletin 36.2 (2005)

This IDS Bulletin draws together contributions from a diverse range of researchers and development practitioners working in Africa, with the common goal of exploring why agriculture is contributing to poverty reduction and livelihood improvement in some places More details

Front cover of Bulletin 38.2, Reinventing Development Research

Reinventing Development Research

IDS Bulletin 38.2 (2007)

Does development research need reinventing? If it does, why now and in what ways? These are the questions addressed by the papers in this issue of the IDS Bulletin, many of which were presented at IDS Fortieth Anniversary Conference in late 2006. They were also asked by the 46 Roundtables held throughout the world in 2006, organised by IDS partners and alumni, which preceded and helped frame the Conference agenda. More details

IDS Working Paper

Public Perceptions of International Development and Support for Aid in the UK: Results of a Qualitative Enquiry

IDS Working Paper 353 (2010)

Aid budgets face immense pressure - despite overseas aid being critical for poverty alleviation in developing countries and the explicit commitments of the world's industrialised countries to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). More details

This is the IDS Bulletin entitled, 'People-centred M&E: Aligning Incentives So Agriculture Does More to Reduce Hunger'

People-centred M&E: Aligning Incentives So Agriculture Does More to Reduce Hunger

IDS Bulletin 41.6 (2010)

This seminal IDS Bulletin provide systematic evidence to lay open the widely shared secret among development practitioners that the cupboard of agricultural monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is bare. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Children and Youth; Food Security; Gender; Nutrition; Poverty.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Reducing Hunger and Undernutrition; Transform Nutrition.

Geographic Expertise:
Central and South Asia; South Africa.