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Lawrence Haddad - IDS Director

Directorate and Development Office

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Administrator:
Vanessa Borrino

Personal URL:
http://www.developmenthorizons.com/

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

Geographic Expertise:
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).

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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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The HRCI aims to make the extent of political commitment to hunger reduction, among both developing and developed countries, more transparent to all.

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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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This is the image for IDS Working Paper 447, 'What are the Factors Enabling and Constraining Effective Leaders in Nutrition? A Four Country Study'.

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

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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

This is the image for IDS Working Paper 441, 'Reducing Child Undernutrition: Past Drivers and Priorities for the Post-MDG Era'.

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

IDS publications on international development research

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

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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

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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

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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

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IDS on MDGs

This Virtual Bulletin focuses on past articles that inform the debate about the MDGs from an historical perspective. More details

This is the cover of IDS Bulletin Vol 44.5-6, 'Whose Goals Count? Lessons for Setting the Next Development Goals'.

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

IDS publications on international development research

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

This is the cover image for IDS Bulletin 44.3, 'Seeing the Unseen: Breaking the Logjam of Undernutrition in Pakistan.

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

This is the image for IDS Policy Briefing 33, 'Embedding nutrition in a post-2015 development framework'.

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

This is the image for the 2nd IDS Virtual Bulletin, 'Ending Hunger and Malnutrition.

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

This is the image for IDS Bulletin SP1, 'Standing on the Threshold: Food Justice in India'.

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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