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02 August 2017
To accelerate progress to end hunger and undernutrition around the world, the News in Brief informs partners on emerging research and innovation, developments in global, regional, and national policies and programs, and timely news and events. Please feel free to share any feedback at
The Philippines’ Department of Health in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) launched the first national guidelines for managing Moderate Acute Malnutrition among children under five years of age.
In Bangladesh, low-cost behavior change communication strategies such as nutrition training and cooking contests can help improve nutrition knowledge but alternative interventions are needed to strengthen the links between knowledge and behavior, according to an IFPRI discussion paper.

Devex article explores whether the growing number of innovation labs is translating into real progress to achieve global development goals.

HarvestPlus Annual Report 2016 highlights how biofortification has enabled millions of farmers and consumers to benefit from improved staple food varieties.
WFP’s first report on
World Food Assistance 2017 provides a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis of trends, challenges, and innovative solutions in food assistance.
A South-South Learning workshop, hosted by IFPRI and Mahidol University, identified lessons learned from Thailand’s experience in nearly eliminating hunger and undernutrition in the country.
High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development met in New York from July 10 to July 19 to review progress on seven SDGs and concluded that while results have been encouraging the pace of implementation must be accelerated.
To facilitate the use of Open Agriculture and Nutrition Datasets in agricultural research and development, the
Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative (G-CAN) will host its first Feed the Future DATATHON on August 11.
USAID will host a
Global Health Mini-University on September 14 with a variety of presentations highlighting best practices and state-of-the-art information in areas including maternal and child health, nutrition, and humanitarian relief.
Highlights from this and past Compact2025 News in Briefs, along with other key resources, can be found at the Compact2025 Knowledge & Innovation Hub resources page.

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