Child Nutrition

Ethiopia Baseline Summary Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW)

Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) is a 21.4 million CAD project to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age (15‐49) and children Communities: under 5 in Ethiopia. GROW is a partnership between CARE, Cuso International, McGill University, and the Government of Ethiopia (Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Women’s Affairs, and Mines, Water and Irrigation). The project is funded by the Government of Canada, CARE, and the Canadian public. GROW is a four‐year and three‐month project, from January 2016 to March 2020. Read More...

Programme d’Aménagement du Delta Intérieur du Niger et du Sourou PADIN II

De nombreux projets de gestion des ressources naturelles, financés par différents Partenaires Techniques et Financiers (PTF), ont été exécutés dans le Delta Intérieur, avec pour ambition d’améliorer la base productive du Delta Intérieur en réponse aux différentes sécheresses et à leurs effets.

Avec l’appui technique et financier de l’Ambassade d Royaume des Pays-Bas, une évaluation de ces différentes interventions en août 2007 a montré que malgré les résultats et les produits fournis, le caractère isolé et ponctuel de ces interventions, ne s’inscrivant pas dans un ensemble de gestion, limite leur impact, et qu’il faudra un engagement à long terme. Suite à cela, les principaux acteurs intervenant dans le Delta Intérieur ont convenu en mars 2008 de développer une approche sectorielle dans la préparation d’un programme pluriannuel de développement durable du Delta Intérieur.

C’est ainsi qu’est né en 2010 le Programme de Développement Durable du DIN (PDD-DIN) étalé sur 10 ans, avec un sous-programme initial d’Investissement sur les premiers 5 ans appelé Programme d’Aménagement du Delta Intérieur du Niger (PADIN).
Le projet PADIN dans sa phase pilote est mis en œuvre dans les cercles de Mopti, Tenenkou et Djenné. Ensuite, pour sa deuxième phase allant de Septembre 2013 à décembre 2018 d’autres villages les plus vulnérables à l’insécurité alimentaire ont été choisis parmi l’initiative 166 communes et également sur la base d’analyse poussée et en concertation avec les parties prenantes de la zone. Read More...

TARINA Baseline Study for Interventions (TBSI)

After the Green Revolution in India the country could make available food sufficiency and the agricultural lands are dedicated to the staple grains wheat, rice and maize. But the conversion of diverse farmland into monoculture fields has come at the expense of micronutrient-rich crops, leaving much of the rural population chronically malnourished despite growing abundance in their midst . With an objective to boost the nutrition outcome at individual and women small holder household level in India, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) awarded grant to the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI). TCI launched Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture (TARINA) in 2013 as a research initiative to develop solutions in a country where childhood stunting and anemia in women threaten long-term health and .
1. Provide technical assistance to make agricultural projects nutrition sensitive
2. Provide an evidence-driven pathway to policy reforms that promote availability and affordability of a more nutritious food system
3. Leadership and capacity increased to institutionalize nutrition sensitive agriculture in India

In Odisha, CARE India, a national level development organization, has been entrusted as an implementation partner for the TARINA project activities across 72 villages of the two districts of Kandhamal and Kalahandi.
As part of the project design, it has been planned to undertake a comprehensive intervention specific baseline study for establishing benchmarks, where concerned key components of the project could be measured to comprehend the outcomes and impacts that is committed in the project’s result framework. The design of the baseline study has been planned in two parts viz. TARINA Baseline Study (TBS) and TARINA Baseline Study for Interventions (TBSI). The TBS was undertaken by TCI while CARE India as an implementation partner was entrusted to implement TBSI to observe the changes among impact population due to each intervention Read More...

Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI): Baseline Household Evaluation — Zambia

CARE is currently implementing the South Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) project in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The goal of SANI is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and boys and girls under 5 years. This baseline study was conducted to obtain baseline values for the key SANI intervention areas in Mpika and Shiwang’andu Districts of Zambia. Eleven (11) key PMF indicators were able to be measured in order to set-up baseline values and establish achievable life of project targets for SANI in Zambia. (64 pages) Read More...

SANI Baseline Household Evaluation Mozambique

CARE is currently implementing the South Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) project in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The goal of SANI is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and boys and girls under 5 years. This baseline study was conducted to obtain baseline values for the key SANI intervention areas in Funahlouro and Homoine Districts in the province of Inhambane of Mozambique. Eleven (11) key PMF indicators were able to be measured in order to set-up baseline values and establish achievable life of project targets for SANI in Mozambique. (45 pages) Read More...

Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI): Baseline Household Evaluation — Malawi

CARE is currently implementing the South Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) project in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The goal of SANI is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and boys and girls under 5 years. This baseline study was conducted to obtain baseline values for the key SANI intervention areas in Dowa and Ntchisi Districts of Malawi. Eleven (11) key PMF indicators were able to be measured in order to set-up baseline values and establish achievable life of project targets for SANI in Malawi. (78 pages) Read More...

Baseline Evaluation of Zambia’s First 1,000 Days Nutrition Programme

This report provides the baseline results of the impact evaluation of Zambia’s First 1,000 Most Critical Days Programme (MCDP). The evaluation of the MCDP will be a two year mixed methods non-experimental design that includes three components: a rapid qualitative assessment (RQA), a process evaluation, and an impact evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation is to learn if and how the programme impacts the lives of pregnant women, and children under 2 years old for an array of outcomes including young child nutrition; health, water and sanitation practices; and the use of health related services. Department for International Development (DfID) Zambia contracted the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and its partners Palm Associates and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) to conduct the evaluation of the MCDP. (34 pages) Read More...

Evaluation of Zambia’s First 1,000 Days Nutrition Programme

National Food and Nutrition Council (NFNC) and several donors—including the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), Irish Aid, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) —designed a bundled, multisector programme called the First 1,000 Most Critical Days Programme (MCDP). The MCDP will run for three years (from late 2014 through 2016) in 14 districts across Zambia, and it includes targeted interventions such as micronutrient supplementation; promotion of best practices in breastfeeding and complementary feeding; promotion of diverse diets for pregnant and lactating women; zinc treatment for diarrhoea; promotion of safe water, hygiene, and sanitation; growth monitoring; deworming; and management of acute malnutrition. The impact evaluation of the MCDP consists of four components, the first of which is the rapid qualitative assessment (RQA). The RQA is intended to facilitate formative research and is designed to provide tailored, programme-relevant information to MCDP implementers in order to guide refinements to the programme. It was developed around one central research question: “What is the nature and experience of poverty and undernutrition, including access to food, dietary and feeding practices, and behaviour for households with young children in rural Zambia?” To answer this question, the RQA employed three primary methods of data collection: focused ethnographic studies (FESs); focus group discussions (FGDs); and social mapping (SM). (84 pages) Read More...

Zambia’s First 1000 Most Critical Days Programme (MCDP)

This report presents the results of a mixed-methods, summative evaluation of Zambia’s First 1000 Most Critical Days Programme (MCDP). The MCDP is a bundled, multi-sectoral programme that aims to reduce stunting in Zambia by 50% by focusing on the most critical period for stunting: pregnant and lactating mothers, and children under 2 years of age. The programme focuses on bringing to scale a strategic subset of routine evidence-based interventions proven to reduce stunting: deworming and vitamin A supplementation; family planning; growth monitoring; iron and folic acid supplementation; iodised salt, micronutrients, and breastfeeding; fortified staples and specialised nutritional products; a mother- and baby-friendly hospital initiative; and management of severely malnourished children (National Food and Nutrition Commission of Zambia [NFNC], 2011). These interventions are supplemented by a range of trainings and behaviour change components designed to take advantage of potential complementarities between child health and improved maternal knowledge, WASH practices, and nutritional intake. The programme is led by the Zambia Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) and it involves the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoA), the Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare (MCD), and the Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH). CARE International is the main technical assistance and fund management partner and the MCDP is funded by the Scaling Up Nutrition network (SUN) in Zambia. (359 pages)
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Rapport d’Etude de Base CARE IFONS Region de Segou

Baseline study of the IFONS project implemented in Mali by CARE Canada and CARE Mali as part of the LINKAGES program funded by Global Affairs Canada. [67 pages] Read More...

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