Global Food Security Journal features Stories of Change in Nutrition
In June 2017, the Elsevier Journal Global Food Security published for the first time, a special edition dedicated to the experiential learnings of Stories of Change in Nutrition. This edition builds on the book “Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change“, launched in 2016 as part of the Stories of Change (SoC) initiative. SoC aims to foster and support such experiential learning by systematically assessing and analysing drivers of change in six high-burden contexts – Ethiopia, Zambia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Nepal and India (Odisha) – that have had some success in accelerating improvements in nutrition.
This special issue offers all sides of the nutrition story, by shedding a light on how countries have scaled up their fight against malnutrition, thus inspiring others”
Gerda Verburg, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Coordinator.
Edited by Stuart Gillespie, Mara van den bold, Purnima Menon and Nicholas Nisbett, this special edition comprises of 10 papers which are extremely rich sources of information, highlighting local perceptions of past change and of current and future challenges. In addition, the papers serve as a source of further readings into detail about the experiences of policymakers, nutrition leaders, program managers and implementers in making decisions on what to do in real time, such as coordinating and implementing multisectoral nutrition plans in dynamic country contexts.
Stories, building on those presented in this issue, will help lead the way toward results at scale and the end of malnutrition.”
Georgina Fekete, Director – Saving Lives, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), UK.
Stories of Change articles in the Global Food Security Journal
(Vol. 13, Pages 1-88, June 2017)
- Stories of Change in nutrition: An overview Stuart Gillespie, Mara van den Bold, the Stories of Change Study Team
- Accounting for nutritional changes in six success stories: A regression-decomposition approach Derek Headey, John Hoddinott, Seollee Park
- Bangladesh’s story of change in nutrition: Strong improvements in basic and underlying determinants with an unfinished agenda for direct community level support Nicholas Nisbett, Peter Davis, Sivan Yosef, Nazneen Akhtard
- Maternal and Child Nutrition in Nepal: Examining drivers of progress from the mid-1990s to 2010s Kenda Cunningham, Derek Headey, Akriti Singh, Chandni Karmacharya, Pooja Pandey Rana
- Reprint of “What will it take to accelerate improvements in nutrition outcomes in Odisha? Learning from the past” Neha Kohli, Rasmi Avula , Mara van den Bold , Elisabeth Becker, Nicholas Nisbett, Lawrence Haddad, Purnima Menon
- From coherence towards commitment: Changes and challenges in Zambia’s nutrition policy environment Jody Harris, Scott Drimie, Terry Roopnaraine, Namukolo Covic
- How Senegal created an enabling environment for nutrition: A story of change Halie Kampman, Amanda Zongrone, Rahul Rawat , Elodie Becquey
- Mid-level actors and their operating environments for implementing nutrition-sensitive programming in Ethiopia Andrea M. Warren, Edward A. Frongillo
- Community-level perceptions of drivers of change in nutrition: Evidence from South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa Nicholas Nisbett, Mara van den Bold, Stuart Gillespie, Purnima Menon, Peter Davis, Terry Roopnaraine, Halie Kampman, Neha Kohli, Akriti Singh, Andrea Warren
- Stories of Change: Perspectives Arti Ahuja , Ramesh K. Adhikari , Madhu Dixit Devkota , ShamsEl-Arifeen,, Abdoulaye Ka , Tesfaye Hailu , Rob Hughes , David Pelletier , Georgina Fekete, Cara Flowers, Gerda Verburg
Additional links related to Stories of Change
- Visit Transform Nutrition, a consortium led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
- Read a blog about the special edition Journal by Stuart Gillespie, Senior Research Fellow with the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and CEO of Transform Nutrition.
- Learn more about the book “Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition“
- Read a blog by Jessica Meeker, Nutrition Convenor at the Institute for Development Studies. Jessica is a Public Health Nutritionist (LSHTM) on her views about the Stories of Change Initiative.
- Read a discussion paper about the Stories of Change Initiative.