Acute malnutrition in the Sahel region affects an estimated 6 million children under the age of 5, of whom approximately 1.4 million require treatment for severe acute malnutrition. Considerable evidence of the effectiveness of interventions to treat moderate acute malnutrition under optimal conditions exists. However, there is insufficient and equivocal understanding of the relationship between prevention and treatment of malnutrition.
This working paper synthesises findings and lessons from four 3ie-supported impact evaluations of the World Food Programme’s interventions to improve nutrition and food security outcomes in Chad, Mali, Niger and Sudan. It also provides evidence on the interrelationship between programmes for preventing and treating moderate acute malnutrition in emergency and post-emergency contexts.
A version of this working paper was published by the World Food Programme. The paper and a management response by the World Food Programme Executive Board to the recommendations made in the synthesis paper, are available here.
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The authors of this paper have proposed a framework that categorises existing interventions and outcomes in climate change and biodiversity programming in L&MICs and is intended to serve as a comprehensive basis for an Evidence Gap Map of interventions in the climate and biodiversity sectors. This work was commissioned by UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
This paper presents a unifying framework for understanding the impact of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) on livelihoods and social outcomes. It derives key insight from the literature on economic growth. This paper is part of our ongoing Rural India Livelihoods Program supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The authors of this report present findings of a rapid evidence assessment on the effects of democracy and freedom interventions in democratic backsliding contexts. This report was commissioned by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).