Lawrence Haddad on reducing undernutrition and the Nutrition Topic Guide Independent evaluation and strategic review of the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) Nutritional status in northern Nigeria, prevalence and determinants: a review of evidence
 
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Lawrence Haddad on reducing undernutrition and the Nutrition Topic Guide

In this video Lawrence Haddad, Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), introduces the HEART Nutrition Topic Guide. The guide has been created in collaboration with MQSUN  to inform policymakers and practitioners working in the nutrition sector on the latest key evidence. As Lawrence explains, undernutrition causes 3.1 million preventable maternal and child deaths [...]Read more >

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Independent evaluation and strategic review of the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI)

Assignment Report Summary: This independent evaluation finds SAFANSI is well on track to achieve its purpose. Substantive outputs and outcomes are starting to emerge from the short period of its operations and it exhibits good principles of development effectiveness in its management and operations. Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) remain large problems in South Asia and [...]Read more >

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Nutritional status in northern Nigeria, prevalence and determinants: a review of evidence

This Operational Research and Impact Evaluation (ORIE) Research Summary outlines the approach, key findings and conclusions of a review of literature on the prevalence and determinants of child and maternal undernutrition in northern Nigeria, and direct and indirect interventions to tackle undernutrition, globally and in Nigeria, undertaken in 2012. The aims of the evidence review [...]Read more >

Education, development, and the problem with consensus

17 April 2014

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At the turn of the millennium an estimated 115 million children of school age were not in school; the 2011 estimate is 57 million. What dispute can there be over the value of the consensus among donors and national governments that has brought this about? In the past two decades, the Education for All agenda [...]

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Post-doctoral Fellowships in international education and development now available

17 April 2014

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The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge is a leading international centre for educational research and teacher development in central Cambridge.  Applications are invited for two post-doctoral fellowships, tenable full- or part-time (0.6 fte minimum), and available for up to 24 months starting as soon as possible.  The Fellowships will be working with [...]

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Nigeria: working to improve nutrition in the Giant of Africa

16 April 2014

A recent seminar, hosted by the King’s College London International Development Institute and the ORIE Consortium, explored the opportunities and challenges facing efforts to improve nutrition outcomes in Africa’s most populous country. Malnutrition remains a major health and development issue in Nigeria and contributes to as much as 50% of under-five mortality in the country. [...]

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Job: Multiple Senior Advisers and Advisor roles, DFID

10 April 2014

Would you like to help DFID rise to the challenge of reducing world poverty and do all that we can to achieve the Millennium Development Goals? To increase our capacity to provide international development advice around the developing world DFID wants to maintain a pool of professional advisers that we can call upon quickly as [...]

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Tackling the Global TB Threat: Can We Learn from the HIV Response?

10 April 2014

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This roundtable, held at Centre for Global Health Policy, University of Sussex, threw light on various dimensions of TB, including the global disease burden and the national situation in the UK, access to treatment, drug resistance, and recent efforts by pharmaceutical companies and global health initiatives to develop new therapies.  A summary of the roundtable [...]

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250 million children not learning – but has there been any progress?

08 April 2014

School boy in front of blackboard, Somalia

Blog by Chris Berry, Education Head of Profession at the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, launched in the United Kingdom yesterday on April 7, makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of global education progress. DFID and the UK government follow these reports closely. One of [...]

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UK must show more leadership in driving collective action to tackle poverty and climate change

07 April 2014

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In a debate to mark his departure from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) after ten years as Director, Lawrence Haddad called for the UK to show more leadership in driving the collective action required to solve the world’s most pressing problems including climate change and extreme poverty. Professor Haddad joined BOND Chief Executive Ben [...]

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How quality secondary and higher education can improve national leadership: lessons from Ghana

31 March 2014

International leaders and experts have just gathered at the Global Education and Skills Forum to try to defuse the ‘ticking time-bomb’ of 57 million children not in primary school. But is this focus on the education crisis at primary level too narrow? Amir Jones reflects on new DLP research into education and developmental leadership in Ghana. [...]

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Tackling TB – the burden remains significant

24 March 2014

Doctor examines chest x-ray for TB

Last week I was lucky enough to attend a roundtable event titled ‘Tackling the Global Tuberculosis (TB) Threat: Can we learn from the HIV response?’ It was hosted by the Centre for Global Health Policy, University of Sussex. With World TB Day being marked on the 24 March, the event offered a timely reminder that [...]

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From ‘Basket Case’ to ‘One of the Great Mysteries of Global Health’: How did Bangladesh become such a success story?

18 March 2014

Mother and child at community clinic, Bangladesh

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the UK launch of the Lancet Special Issue on Bangladesh, Innovation for Universal Health Coverage. The event was chaired by Hilary Standing, who sits on the REACHOUT Expert Review Group. Bangladesh is a fascinating case study for this type of review because, in terms of many health [...]

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