Nutrition behavior change communication causes sustained effects on infant and young child nutrition knowledge

Behavior change communication (BCC) can improve infant and young child nutrition knowledge, practices, and health outcomes. However, few studies have examined whether the improved knowledge persists after BCC activities end. The new paper assesses the effect of nutrition sensitive social protection interventions on IYCN knowledge in rural Bangladesh, both during and after intervention activities.

Journal article: Aspirations and the role of social protection: Evidence from a natural disaster in rural Pakistan

Citizens’ aspirations are increasingly recognized as an important dimension of their well-being. Those with high aspirations set ambitious goals for themselves, and those with low aspirations may fall prey to a poverty trap. Do natural disasters negatively impact aspirations? If so, can governments blunt these effects? The new article in the World Development by Katrina Kosec and Cecilia >> Read more

Making social protection more nutrition sensitive: why should we care?

Harold Alderman, IFPRI’s Senior Research Fellow whose research on linkages between social protection and nutrition PIM supports, gave an overview presentation titled ‘Making social protection more nutrition sensitive’ at the FAO/WHO International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition that took place at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on December 1-2. 

PIM social protection team receives Best of UNICEF Research 2016 award

Each year the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Office of Research - Innocenti invites the global network to share recently completed research for the Best of UNICEF Research competition. The aim is “to bring attention to a vital part of UNICEF’s work that contributes to shifting policy agendas and/or has a high potential for impact >> Read more

Can cash transfers prevent intimate partner violence?

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most pervasive form of violence globally—with 1 in 3 women physically or sexually abused by a partner in her lifetime. Of course, averages hide important disparities: Women living in Tokyo’s bustling urban affluence face a different probability of victimization than an impoverished women living in the sprawling slums of >> Read more