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Effective Exit Strategies for Development Food Assistance Projects: Kenya Country Study

A persistent challenge of development projects is ensuring that the benefits of interventions are sustained after the projects end. However, there is little evidence on the effectiveness of different strategies to ensure the sustainability of development projects’ activities, outcomes, and impacts. 

Exit Strategies among Development Food Assistance Projects

Research Project/Initiative/Internship | Topics: Global Nutrition, Big Data, Technology, and Personalized Nutrition | Programs: Food Policy & Applied Nutrition

Sustaining Development: A Synthesis of Results from a Four-Country Study of Sustainability and Exit Strategies among Development Food Assistance Projects

Drs. Beatrice Rogers and Jennifer Coates have released the high-level results of a four-country, multi-year study of the sustainability of development gains from several USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) development food assistance projects./p>

Effective Exit Strategies for Development Food Assistance Projects: Kenya Country Study

Research Project/Initiative/Internship | Topics: Global Nutrition | Programs: Food Policy & Applied Nutrition

A persistent challenge of development projects is ensuring that the benefits of interventions are sustained after the projects end. However, there is little evidence on the effectiveness of different strategies to ensure the sustainability of development projects’ activities, outcomes, and impacts. The phasing out of development food assistance projects supported by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP) in Kenya, Honduras, Bolivia, and India provided an opportunity to review the exit strategies and processes that were put into place during the life of the projects and observe their effect on the sustainability of project activities and benefits up to 3 years after the projects ended. FANTA partner, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, carried out the FFP-funded multi-year studies, which provide guidance to future FFP projects on how to achieve lasting project benefits, with implications for other development projects as well.

Global Dietary Database

Research Project/Initiative/Internship | Topics: Global Nutrition, Big Data, Technology, and Personalized Nutrition | Programs: Nutritional Epidemiology

Currently, for most countries, the only available dietary data are food balance sheets from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which provide rough national estimates of food availability or disappearance. Previous work has shown that, even nationally, such data have shortcomings, for example, total daily energy intakes are often overestimated by about 1000 kilocalories per day; and intake levels of most foods are overestimated by 50-200%.  Furthermore FAO data provide no information on diet subnationally, for example, by age, sex, pregnancy/nursing status, or socioeconomic status. Thus, the true levels of consumption of  most food and nutrients across the world, and particularly among specific population subgroups, are unknown.

IMMANA Fellowships

The 12-month IMMANA Fellowships aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health research.

Friedman Seminar with Francesco Branca

This Friedman Seminar features Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development in the World Health Organization, presenting "Nutrition for Sustainable Development." This seminar was held on February 17, 2016.
 

Friedman Seminar with Dean Spears

This Friedman Seminar features Dean Spears, presenting a talk titled "Why are Children in India So Short? What Toilets, Moms, and Families Have to Do with Child Nutrition". This seminar was originally held on 3/2/2016.
 
 

Malawi Dietetics Program Accredited

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition takes great pleasure in announcing the launch of a new clinical nutrition dietetics program in Malawi.

Friedman Seminar with Nabeeha M. Kazi

This Friedman Seminar features Nabeeha M. Kazi, presenting a talk titled "Driving Action, Accountability and Impact for a Zero Hunger World". This seminar was originally held on 3/9/2016.
 
 

Innovation Against Infection

Tufts combines scientific expertise with an understanding of social conditions to combat a waterborne scourge in Ghana. 
 
Learn more at Tufts Institute of Innovation (TII): tii.tufts.edu/
Schistosomiasis case study: bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-2976-2
Water infrastructure case study: sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716305733 

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