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Inka Barnett - Research Fellow

Health and Nutrition; Cities; Digital and Technology
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Annie Lowden

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After IDS where I studied MA Poverty and Development and graduated in 2011, I undertook short consultancies with World Vision Uganda – on analysing government commitment to financing health for women and children and with the Ministry of Finance, Uganda on a participatory poverty assessment process.

In both I was using participatory methodologies – giving credit to the skills I attained from several Saturday workshops organised by Robert Chambers. I later took on a job as a Research Analyst with Development Initiatives’ Africa office, where I have done work on public expenditure, social protection financing and budget data accessibility and transparency in the East African countries among others. I am hoping to pursue doctoral studies in the near future where I will be investigating the interplay of community health financing schemes and poverty in rural Uganda.

ER79 Front Cover

Designing a Mixed-Method Impact Evaluation for a Mobile Phone Application for Nutrition Service Delivery in Indonesia

IDS Evidence Report 79 (2014)

Child undernutrition remains one of the most devastating realities in many parts of the world. The use of mobile phone technology may offer innovative opportunities to tackle persistently high levels of child undernutrition. More details

ER75 Front Cover

Mobile Phones for Real-time Nutrition Surveillance: Approaches, Challenges and Opportunities for Data Presentation and Dissemination

IDS Evidence Report 75 (2014)

Child undernutrition remains devastatingly high in many low- and middle-income countries Poor nutrition in early childhood (often combined with ill health) has been shown to increase the risk for early mortality, can have long-term and often irreversible effects on physical growth, cognitive and social development, and increases susceptibility to non-communicable diseases in adulthood More details

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Using Mobile Phones for Nutrition Surveillance: A Review of Evidence

IDS Evidence Report 1 (2013)

Nutrition surveillance – or the systematic and periodic collection of information on nutrition – is vital to the capacity of governments and other agencies to track their progress towards reducing undernutrition, to promoting the accountability of their actions and to improving their ability to respond promptly to rapid changes in nutrition status brought about by food price volatility and other shocks. More details

Non-IDS publication

The Experience of Physical Activity and the Transition to Retirement: A Systematic Review and Integrative Synthesis of Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 97.9 (2012)

The transition to retirement has been recognised as a critical turning point for physical activity (PA). In an earlier systematic review of quantitative studies, retirement was found to be associated with an increase in recreational PA but with a decrease in PA among retirees from lower occupational groups. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Cohort Profile: Young Lives a Cohort Study on Childhood Poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam

International Journal of Epidemiology 5.5 (2012)

Young Lives is an international longitudinal study investigating the changing nature of childhood poverty in four low-income countries Ethiopia, India (Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam over a 15-year period. More details

Thematic Expertise:
Children and Youth; Food Security; Health; Digital technologies and ICTs; Nutrition; Poverty.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Centre for Development Impact; Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia; Policy Anticipation Response and Evaluation; Transform Nutrition.

Geographic Expertise:
Central and South Asia; South East Asia; Sub Saharan Africa.