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The Recipe for Success: How Policy-makers Can Integrate Water, Sanitation and Hygiene into Actions to End Malnutrition

This joint Action Against Hunger, WaterAid, and SHARE report assesses national nutrition and WASH policies in 10 countries to identify gaps and ways of working. The report highlights where there has been effective integration between the two sectors at the policy level and how improvements can be made. It includes an analysis of multilateral, bilateral, and private foundations’ donor...

The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers?

This book explores how to integrate the agendas of social protection and food assistance, focusing on learning from countries’ experiences using food, vouchers, or cash transfers, and underscoring the pivotal role of food security as central to any poverty response. Countries are increasingly moving from in-kind provisions to cash-based transfers, often with vouchers as an intermediate step....

Urban Diets and Nutrition: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Policy Action

The policy brief looks at the challenge of providing healthy diets in urban environments by presenting eight policy recommendations integrating actions from food, agriculture, and nutrition: (1) make high-quality diets a priority, (2) empower urban policymakers to champion better diets, (3) capitalize on the opportunities offered by urban food systems, (4) connect infrastructure, housing,...

UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals | Deadline for Application

In September 2017, the United Nations announced the inaugural class of the Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 young change-makers whose leadership is catalyzing the achievement of the Goals. From food to fashion to finance, the Young Leaders come from many different backgrounds, represent every region in the world and help activate young people in support of the Goals....

2017 SUN Movement Global Gathering

November 7 - 9: Since 2012, the SUN Movement Global Gathering has served as the moment each year when SUN Government Focal Points and members from their multi-stakeholder platforms meet to interact, share progress, and learn from each other.

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Forman Memorial Lecture with Jim Yong Kim, President, The World Bank Group | The Foundation of Human Capital: The First 1,000 Days

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will host the 27th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture, which commemorates the significant impact on international nutrition by Martin J. Forman, who headed the Office of Nutrition at USAID for more than 20 years. The annual lecturer is invited to present his or her personal views about large issues dealing with malnutrition.

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Future Harvest: Who Will Grow Tomorrow’s Food?

This event was held on October 11, 2017 as part of the WBG/IMF Annual Meetings program of seminars.

Moderated by international journalist Femi Oke, the event gave voice to young people who are bringing their commitment, business skills, and new ideas to agriculture. Four speakers shared...

Worldwide Trends in Body-mass Index, Underweight, Overweight, and Obesity from 1975 to 2016

The study shows that over the past four decades, mean Body Mass Index (BMI) and obesity in children and adolescents aged 5–19 years have increased in most regions. Despite this rise, more children and adolescents are moderately or severely underweight than obese, with the burden of underweight increasingly concentrated in South Asia and Central, East, and West Africa. These findings highlight...

2017 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium/World Food Prize

October 18 - 20: The 2017 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium will convene international leaders, farmers, agribusiness executives, non-governmental organizations, and development experts to talk about the entrepreneurial spirit of farmers, and the ability of agriculture to provide health, wealth, and stability at the personal level and at the international level. This year's theme, "The...

DHS Fellows Program Application Deadline

The 2018 DHS Fellows Program is seeking applicants among university faculty in the following Asian and African countries:

Afghanistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste  
Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe

To learn more and apply, please visithttps...

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