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NEWS in BRIEF #12
15 March 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 IFPRI-Compact2025@cgiar.org.
POLICIES AND PROGRAMS

Mapping of nutrition policies in Latin America reveals that enabling environments have been created in all 18 countries to implement WHO recommendations but that more work is needed to develop integrated, cross-sectoral policies.

Philippines signs MOU with WFP to review the need to create an inter-agency commission for food security and nutrition.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

FAO’s “Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition” underscores how severe food insecurity and poverty pose a major challenge to the region's ability to achieve SDG 2 by 2030.

US$6.6 billion needed annually to achieve the 2025 World Health Assembly nutrition targets in India, according to the Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India (POSHAN) project.

Bangladesh’s recent nutrition gains are largely explained by nutrition-sensitive drivers within broader underlying improvements, but recent study concludes that community programs directly targeting nutrition will need to play a greater role in addressing future nutritional problems.

Building on evidence from rigorous, theory-based comprehensive evaluations of nutrition-sensitive program models across a variety of sectors, book chapter provides guidance on how to design and carry out process, cost, and impact evaluations of complex nutrition-sensitive programs.

Review of recent work on agriculture’s role in nutrition and changes in global food systems provides recommendations for i) knowledge, evidence, and communication; ii) politics, governance, and policy; and iii) capacity, leadership, and financing.
NEWS AND EVENTS

Join experts to discuss how food systems can deliver improved diets in an event on March 16 hosted by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, SecureNutrition, and the World Bank.
 
Rome-based agencies marked International Women’s Day on March 8 with event to “Step It Up Together with Rural Women to End Hunger and Poverty.”
 
CABI introduces the Nutrition Knowledge Bank, an open-access source of nutrition-related factsheets and mobile messages available in a number of local languages and English.
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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