Andrea Warren, research associate in the Environmental Studies Program at Colby, will discuss the role of implementation research in advancing global nutrition agendas. For the past decade, the goal of improving population-level nutritional status by way of targeting maternal and child nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life has received unprecedented attention in low- and middle-income countries. Drawing on examples from her research into the mid-level implementing actors in Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program, as well as research into a donor strategy for nutrition programming in Kenya and India, Warren will discuss how implementation research can address a critical knowledge gap around how and why global nutrition policies and programs achieve, or fail to achieve, their goals, provide actionable guidance for improvements, and help sustain global commitment to nutrition goals. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program.
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