Lawrence Haddad - IDS Director
Central and South Asia; South Africa.
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).
Impact Evaluation of DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh
Maharashtra’s Child Stunting Declines: What is Driving Them? Findings of a Multidisciplinary Analysis
Between 2006 and 2012, Maharashtra’s stunting rate among children under two years of age was reported to decline by 15 percentage points – one of the fastest declines in stunting seen anywhere at any time. More details
What are the Factors Enabling and Constraining Effective Leaders in Nutrition? A Four Country Study
Leadership has been identified as a key factor in supporting action on nutrition in countries experiencing a high burden of childhood undernutrition. This study of individuals identified as influential within nutrition in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya and India examines why individuals champion nutrition policy, of their countries. More details
The Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI 2013): Measuring the Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Developing Countries
This report presents the Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) 2013. More details
Why Worry about the Politics of Child Undernutrition
Undernutrition affects over 2 billion people; but most of the global policy focus has been on technical solutions rather than an understanding of nutrition politics. This paper reviews existing literature on nutrition politics and policy. More details
Reducing Child Undernutrition: Past Drivers and Priorities for the Post-MDG Era
As the post-MDG era approaches in 2016, reducing child undernutrition is gaining high priority on the international development agenda, both as a maker and marker of development. More details
A State of the Art Review of Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages
This paper explores the latest evidence on the relationships between agriculture and nutrition in food-insecure regions. More details
The HANCI Donor Index 2012: Measuring Donors' Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Developing Countries
This second phase of the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) scrutinises donor government commitment to reducing hunger and undernutrition in developing countries. More details
The Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI 2012): Measuring Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition
Measuring the Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Developing Countries. Supported by Irish Aid, DFID Accountable Grant and Transform Nutrition. More details
Striving Towards 2015 - IDS Annual Report
2012–13 marks the halfway point of our current five-year strategy. In this annual report, we present our progress over the past year towards each of our four strategic aims, highlighting the impact and achievements of IDS, our partners and our alumni. More details
IDS on MDGs
This Virtual Bulletin focuses on past articles that inform the debate about the MDGs from an historical perspective. More details
Whose Goals Count? Lessons for Setting the Next Development Goals
This IDS Bulletin compiles reflections from various actors on the core elements of the MDGs and also on topics not explicitly covered in them, such as governance, participation and infrastructure. More details
The Politics of Reducing Malnutrition: Building Commitment and Accelerating Progress
In the past 5 years, political discourse about the challenge of undernutrition has increased substantially at national and international levels and has led to stated commitments from many national governments, international organisations, and donors. More details
Seeing the Unseen: Breaking the Logjam of Undernutrition in Pakistan
After a lost decade, there is clearly a groundswell of momentum for nutrition in Pakistan, driven by a confluence of policy, evidence and events. This momentum needs to be sustained at the national level, reinforced at the provincial and sub-provincial levels, and converted into action. More details
Embedding Nutrition in a Post-2015 Development Framework
Putting an end to the current nutrition crisis by 2030 is possible, but only if nutrition is embedded within a post-2015 development framework. More details
Ending Hunger and Malnutrition
The first article in this virtual IDS Bulletin is by Michael Lipton and dates from 1982. In that year the WHO stunting rate for children of preschool age in sub-Saharan Africa was 39 per cent. In 2012 the rate is still 39 per cent. More details
Standing on the Threshold: Food Justice in India
India stands on the threshold of potentially the largest step toward food justice the world has ever seen, as the National Food Security Bill works its way through parliament with a view to being passed during its current term period, covering about 70 per cent of households. More details
Accelerating Reductions in Undernutrition What can nutrition governance tell us?
In order to accelerate progress on undernutrition reduction we need to understand how the governance of nutrition programmes leads to successful outcomes. More details
Time to Reimagine Development
The major global crises of the past four years have collectively had a dramatic impact on people's lives and livelihoods – but have they also had a large impact on core ideas underlying mainstream development? More details
Public Perceptions of International Development and Support for Aid in the UK: Results of a Qualitative Enquiry
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
People-centred M&E: Aligning Incentives So Agriculture Does More to Reduce Hunger
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
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