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MQSUN logoSeizing the opportunity to sustain economic growth by investing in nutrition in Zambia

It is to the credit of the Zambian leadership and the development community that a great deal of momentum for nutrition has been built in the past few years. The level of undernutrition in Zambia is high and persistent, with almost one in every two children stunted for their age. In June 2013 the Zambian [...]

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MQSUN logoTurning rapid growth into meaningful growth: sustaining the commitment to nutrition in Zambia

The level of undernutrition in Zambia is high and persistent. The increasing commitment of Zambian and international stakeholders to changing this situation holds out the prospect a real decline in undernutrition over the coming years. In addition, the current strong growth of GDP per capita is potentially a positive driver of future undernutrition decline. Despite these [...]

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MQSUN logoPlanning and costing to accelerate actions for Scaling Up Nutrition

A nurse measures a child's arm with a severe malnutrition, North Darfur, Sudan

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement was launched in 2010 to reinvigorate efforts to address undernutrition globally. It brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to strengthen political commitments and improve accountability by providing a platform for collective action in which governments, civil society organisations (CSOs), businesses, donors and the United Nations can work together [...]

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ORIE logoReport of the WINNN-ORIE Nutrition Stakeholders Engagement Event, 29 April 2014, Abuja

Mother and baby smiling, Nigeria

On the morning of Tuesday 29 April 2014, around 70 stakeholders discussed how to tackle undernutrition in Northern Nigeria, including staff from state and federal government, multilateral agencies, Nigerian research institutions, and domestic and international nongovernmental organisations. The meeting was convened in Abuja at the invitation of the Federal Ministry of Health and the National [...]

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MQSUN logoExecutive Summary – Impact evaluation of the DFID programme to accelerate improved nutrition for the extreme poor in Bangladesh, Phase II

A mother and her infant child at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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 the livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh. These three programmes are [...]

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MQSUN logoImpact evaluation of the DFID programme to accelerate improved nutrition for the extreme poor in Bangladesh, Phase II

Family living on roadside, Bangladesh

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 the livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh. These three programmes are [...]

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ORIE logoORIE Nigeria: Quantitative Impact Evaluation Baseline Report

A young girl sells food in Chiromawa village Kano state, Nigeria

This report presents the findings from the baseline survey of the quantitative impact evaluation of the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) Programme interventions in Northern Nigeria. The household survey data collection was conducted in June 2013 and a final round of data collection is scheduled for June 2016. Both baseline and endline [...]

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Support National Malaria Programme (SUNMAP) Annual Review (2013)

Young women talking. Nigeria.

The UK provides financial support to the SUNMAP programme to support the management, coordination and delivery of malaria control services in six Nigerian States. It subsequently expanded to a further four States covering a total population of around 60 million. The support is through the provision of long and short term technical assistance for systems [...]

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Ghana Education 2006-2013, Lessons Learned

This short Lessons Learned paper was requested as part of the Project completion Review process of DFID’s Support to the Education Strategic Plan 2006-2013. The education sector looks very different in 2013 from how it did in 2006. The major changes are: over 3 million more children enrolled in basic education (a 70% increase) over [...]

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Assessing voice and accountability in Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Development Programme, 2011–2016

Family living on roadside, Bangladesh

The objective of this assignment is to provide input to the Health, Population and Nutrition Sector Development Programme (HPNSDP) Annual Programme Review in September 2013 on opportunities and options to enhance ‘voice and accountability’ (V&A) in the health sector programme in Bangladesh. It does this through: Mapping current V&A initiatives, including those initiated outside the [...]

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