Manuscript published in Food & Nutrition Bulletin Sept 2020 - Abstract: Two studies, ENGINE (Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities) and Growth through Nutrition, were conducted in the same 4 regions of Ethiopia approximately 5 years apart. A similar protocol using a quantitative and qualitative survey of key informants at the subnational level was used to explore barriers and facilitators for implementation of the country’s national multisector nutrition plan.
Growth Through Nutrition sponsors local researchers in the field of nutrition through its Small Grants Program. From a group of forty candidates who submitted an array of research topics, a team evaluated and ranked the applications using the learning agenda priority themes criteria.
Tufts developed a draft project learning agenda strategy following a consultative process with Save the Children International (SCI), implementing partners, and our stakeholders to ensure the strategy was inclusive, integrative and responsive to the needs and challenges of the country, the project, and the local research community. A workshop was organized to validate the strategy on June 27, 2017, at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Learning Agenda Design Workshop brought together members of the research and learning community including project partners, research institutions, government ministries, private organizations, civil society organizations and development partners, to seek vital input into the development of a learning agenda strategy that is inclusive, integrative, and responsive to the needs and challenges of the country, the project, and the local research community.