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Katherine Pittore - Nutrition Convenor

Health and Nutrition; Knowledge Mobilisation and Impact
T: +44 (0)1273 915750
E: k.pittore@ids.ac.uk

The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) identifies and supports innovations that have the potential to create social impact in education, health and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) across Tanzania.

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In partnership with Results for Development and Results ACTION Partnership, the Institute of Development Studies is part of a consortium that aims to build accountability, strengthen policy and foster leadership in nutrition.

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One million children under five die every year in Nigeria, 35% of them due to causes attributed to malnutrition. This makes Nigeria one of the six countries that accounts for half of all child deaths from malnutrition worldwide. In the north of Nigeria, half of all children under five are stunted, and one in five suffers from acute malnutrition.

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This projects aims to study the links between malnutrition and poverty and between maternal and child malnutrition in OIC countries.

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The project aims to help reduce undernutrition by informing policy and providing tools to make food and agricultural systems more ‘nutrition-sensitive’.

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There is much we still need to learn about the structure and process of business and the state interactions with regards to specific and general development issues. This project therefore aims to assess the state of play in research on state-business relations in developing countries, and outline a research agenda which builds on this foundation towards better understanding of the role of state-business relations in shaping development outcomes, including but also beyond economic growth.

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HANCI measures and ranks governments’ political commitment to reduce hunger and undernutrition on an annual basis.

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Four years on from Irish Aid's landmark Hunger Task Force Report, hunger reduction remains an enormous challenge. This will become more difficult in the context of resource scarcity, climate change, and an increased demand for food in the emerging economies.

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What are the Challenges and Opportunities for Multi-level Advocacy for Nutrition?

IDS Policy Briefing 129 (2017)

Over the last decade, policy advocacy has made critical contributions towards the development of nutrition policies, laws and strategies in many countries with high burdens of malnutrition. More details

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Multi-level Advocacy for Nutrition

IDS Evidence Report 211 (2016)

Over the past decade, nutrition has received strong global attention as a development problem. Concerted efforts by international donors, philanthropical foundations, national and international non-government organisations and civil society have pushed nutrition further up global and national policy agendas. More details

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Can the Private Sector Tackle Undernutrition Amongst the Poorest People?

Undernutrition is the biggest worldwide health risk and accounts for roughly 45% of child deaths globally. Additionally, “hidden hunger” or deficiency in vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) affects to 2 billion people in the world. More details

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How Can We Use Markets to Reach the Poor With Nutritious Foods?

IDS Policy Briefing 116 (2016)

To effectively reach poor people, nutritious food must be affordable, available in the market, safe, and must contain the nutrients which it claims to have. Ensuring that nutritious food can reach the most vulnerable cannot be addressed by an individual business or value chain, but rather must be addressed through influencing the market system more broadly. More details

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Assessing the Policy Impact of ‘Indicators’: A Process-Tracing Study of the Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI)

IDS Evidence Report 185 (2016)

In recent years, the global literature on reducing hunger and malnutrition has come to view progress as much an outcome of a political process as of (nutrition) technical interventions. Political commitment is now seen as an essential ingredient for bringing food and nutrition security higher up on public policy agendas. More details

What do food systems have to do with urbanisation?

10 Apr 2017
By Maria del Mar Maestre Morales, Katherine Pittore

Can the private sector tackle undernutrition?

15 Jun 2016
By Katherine Pittore

Tackling barriers to health facility attendance in Northern Nigeria

19 Jun 2015
By Tom Barker, Katherine Pittore

Improving nutrition in Tanzania: experiences from food markets

17 Apr 2015
By Katherine Pittore, Ewan Robinson

Generation Nutrition

14 May 2014
By Katherine Pittore

Thematic Expertise:
Nutrition.