mNutrition was a five-year global initiative supported by FCDO, organised by Groupe Spéciale Mobile Association (GSMA), and implemented by in-country mobile network operators (MNOs) and third-party providers. It sought to use mobile technology to improve the health and nutritional status of children and adults in low-income countries around the world. The nutrition content of the programme aimed to promote behaviour change around key dietary and child feeding practices likely to result in improved nutritional health within a household.
The potential to utilise mobile technology to change attitudes, knowledge, behaviours and practices around health and agriculture for improved nutrition status has been recognised for some time, but there have previously been no rigorous evaluations of m-services at scale.
Under FCDO’s Global Evaluation Framework Agreement administered by OPM, IDS was part of a consortium of researchers that conducted a rigorous mixed methods evaluation to estimate the impact of mNutrition in two selected countries (Ghana and Tanzania), with particular attention paid to gender and poverty issues.
External evaluation of mobile phone technology based nutrition and agriculture advisory services in Africa and South Asia (mNutrition)
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All of the outputs from the evaluation, including the technical reports and methods briefs, can be found below.
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