Presentations from “Delivering for Nutrition in India: Learnings from Implementation Research”

We are pleased to share with you below, presentations from the "Delivering for Nutrition in India: Learnings from Implementation Research" conference, which was held in New Delhi on November 9-10, 2016. To learn more about the conference, click here.



Introductory session: The relevance of implementation research in the context of nutrition in India

Welcome and conference overview

Dr. Purnima Menon, IFPRI

Evidence base for nutrition action in India: Where are the gaps?

Dr. Rasmi Avula, IFPRI

Session I: Assessing coverage and performance of nutrition interventions: Research experiences from across India

Insights from the India Health Report on coverage of nutrition interventions: What’s available, what’s missing?

Dr. Neha Raykar, Public Health Foundation of India

A tool to assess gaps in district-level coverage of nutrition interventions in multiple domains

Dr. Sumathi Swaminathan and Dr. Jithin Sam Varghese, St. John’s Research Institute

Integrated Child Health and Immunization Survey (INCHIS): Objectives, methodology and challenges

Dr. Santanu Pramanik, Public Health Foundation of India

Session II: Implementation research on delivery of interventions during pre-pregnancy through lactation

The Adolescent Girls' Anaemia Control Programme: A decade of programming experience to break the inter-generational cycle of malnutrition in India

Dr. Preetu Mishra, UNICEF

Insights from formative research from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on maternal diet diversity during pregnancy

Dr. Sebanti Ghosh, Alive & Thrive

Improving women's diet quality preconceptionally and during gestation: Effects on birth weight and prevalence of low birth weight—A randomized controlled efficacy trial in India (Mumbai Maternal Nutrition Project) 

Dr. Sirazul Ameen Sahariah, Centre for the Study of Social Change

Session III: Implementation research on delivery of interventions during pre-pregnancy through lactation [continued]

Antenatal care and counseling measures increase iron and folic acid receipt among pregnant women in Bihar

Dr. Amanda Wendt, University of Heidelberg

Effect of peer counselling by mother support groups on infant and young child feeding practices: The Lalitpur Experience

Dr. Arun Gupta, BPNI

Impact of nutrition interventions on infant feeding and other outcomes in Uttar Pradesh  

Dr. Laili Irani, Population Council

Session IV: Implementation research on delivery of preventive and curative interventions during early childhood

Insights from formative research on closing gaps in delivery of complementary feeding interventions from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

Dr. Archna Ghosh, Alive & Thrive

Improvements in growth monitoring in the context of the Bihar Child Support Program, a conditional cash transfer program

Dr. Shruti Viswanathan, Oxford Policy Management

Impact of point of care multiple micronutrient fortification on anemia, iron status and cognitive development of pre-schoolers

Dr. Madhavan Nair, National Institute of Nutrition

SPRING- Kilkaari community early development intervention for India: Baseline findings and intervention implementation insights

Dr. Gauri Divan, Sangath

Community-based management of severe acute malnutrition in India: New evidence from Bihar

Dr. Alan Pereira, Medicins Sans Frontiers

Addressing severe-acute malnutrition in Rajasthan using community-based strategies

Dr. Deepti Gulati, GAIN

Growth prospects of children after discharge from malnutrition treatment centers: A study from Jharkhand

Dr. Jyoti Sharma, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi

Session V: Big numbers about small children: Research on nutrition financing

Estimating the economic benefits of addressing undernutrition

Dr. Harold Alderman, IFPRI

Cost implications of scaling up essential nutrition interventions in India and all states

Dr. Suman Chakrabarti, IFPRI

Budget and expenditure analyses for centrally sponsored schemes addressing nutrition in India

Dr. Avani Kapur, Accountability Initiative

Nutrition financing at the state-level: The case of Rajasthan

Dr. Yashodhara Rana, Results for Development

Session VI: Food supplementation programs for nutrition in the Indian context: Current status and future directions

Production of fortified food for a public supplementary nutrition program: Performance and viability of a decentralized production model for the Integrated Child Development Services Program

Dr. Salil Kumar, The Nutrition Initiative of the Tata Trusts

Nutrition services in Bihar – A performance assessment of service delivery

Dr. Ronald Abraham, IDInsight

Changes in the supply of supplementary nutrition during early childhood between 2004 and 2014: Findings of the FOCUS study

Dr. Biraj Patnaik, Office of the Commissioners of the Supreme Court

Improving mid-day meal delivery and encouraging micronutrient fortification to reduce anemia and malnutrition among children (Odisha)

Dr. Urmi Bhattacharya, JPAL

Session VII: Taking it to the frontline: Improving frontline worker motivation, performance and convergence in health and nutrition

Effectiveness of an innovative mHealth intervention to improve coverage of proven maternal and new born health (MNH) interventions in rural India: A quasi- experimental study

Dr. Dhiren Modi, SEWA-Rural

Evaluation of the Team-Based Goals and Performance-Based Incentives (TBGI) Innovation in Bihar

Dr. Sunil Babu, CARE

Impact of caregiver incentives on child health: Evidence from an experiment with Anganwadi workers in India

Dr. Prakarsh Singh, Amherst College

Session VIII: A new platform for delivering nutrition impacts: Emerging research on self-help groups and rural livelihood programs

Baseline findings from two impact evaluations using self-help group platforms to deliver nutrition impact (Bihar and multiple states)

Dr. Kalyani Raghunathan, IFPRI