Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 15

This last issue of the Abstract Digest for 2016 brings to focus the importance of maternal factors including pre- and peri-conceptional nutrition, education and stature, as well as macro-level factors such as sustained economic growth and investments in health, education, and water for the overall well-being of a child. Here are some highlights: De-Regil (2016) >> Read more

POSHAN District Nutrition Profiles: Bihar

POSHAN District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) draw on diverse sources of data to compile a set of indicators on the state of nutrition and its cross-sectoral determinants. The profiles are intended to be conversation-starters at the district level and to enable discussions about why undernutrition levels are high, and which factors, at multiple levels, might need to be addressed to improve nutrition. DNPs are now available for all districts of Bihar!






POSHAN District Nutrition Profiles: Odisha

POSHAN District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) draw on diverse sources of data to compile a set of indicators on the state of nutrition and its cross-sectoral determinants. The profiles are intended to be conversation-starters at the district level and to enable discussions about why undernutrition levels are high, and which factors, at multiple levels, might need to be addressed to improve nutrition. DNPs are now available for all districts of Odisha!






POSHAN District Nutrition Profiles: Uttar Pradesh

POSHAN District Nutrition Profiles (DNPs) draw on diverse sources of data to compile a set of indicators on the state of nutrition and its cross-sectoral determinants. The profiles are intended to be conversation-starters at the district level and to enable discussions about why undernutrition levels are high, and which factors, at multiple levels, might need to be addressed to improve nutrition. DNPs are now available for all districts of Uttar Pradesh!






Delivering for Nutrition in India: Learnings from Implementation Research

The first-ever nutrition implementation research conference in India, “Delivering for Nutrition in India: Learnings from Implementation Research”, was held in New Delhi on November 9-10, 2016. This two-day event convened researchers, implementers, civil society partners and policymakers around discussions related to the coverage and quality of a variety of nutrition services. The conference was based on the theme of achieving full coverage of interventions across the continuum of care.






WHA Targets on Nutrition: Where Does India Stand?

In 2012, the World Health Assembly unanimously endorsed a set of six global nutrition targets to be achieved by 2025 in order to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition across the world (see left). These targets were further endorsed as part of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. This week, as India marks National >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 14

This issue of the Abstract Digest features several systematic reviews, a special Maternal and Child Nutrition supplement, several interesting research articles, and reports. Many articles in this issue reiterate the importance of prenatal conditions and maternal nutrition to ensure healthy child growth. Here are some highlights: Knaul and colleagues (2016) in a thoughtful commentary, question the current >> Read more

Work With Us!

IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND) – New Delhi aims to hire 2-3 research assistants/research analysts (RA) to work on multiple projects related to nutrition, gender and agriculture! If that wasn’t enough to grab the attention of budding researchers, here’s why a position with IFPRI- PHND is a great opportunity for you: The PHND >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 13

This issue of the Abstract Digest features the 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, the 2015 Global Nutrition Report, the India Health Report, two special supplements focused on child feeding, and several other interesting articles on nutrition and health. Here are some highlights: Calling for a strengthened focus on nutrition, with special attention to the first 1000 >> Read more

Internal Validity and Reliability of Experience-Based Household Food Security Scales: Evidence from India

At the household-level, food insecurity refers to the inability of a household to acquire or consume adequate quantity and quality of food as a result of inadequate food supplies or lack of resources. As the severity of food insecurity increases, steps taken to cope with it also become intense (e.g., progressing from consuming a less >> Read more