Project Documents

Growth through Nutrition Midterm Evaluation Program Review Report

On the 11th of March, 2020 - Save the Children U.S finalized an internal mid-term evaluation of the project activity's overall performance using a quantitative research study and program review.

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors, IR3. Increasing Utilization of Quality Nutrition Services, IR4. Improving Access to WASH Products and Services, IR5. Strengthening Multi-Sector Coordination and Capacity, Cross-cutting Issues
Document Type: Assessment
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Organization: Save the Children

Most Vulnerable Households 2020 Follow-Up Survey Results

Growth through Nutrition conducts annual surveys among project supported Most Vulnerable Households (MVHH) to assess the changes brought about by the interventions targeting them, to inform project implementation and to monitor changes in households over time.

Document Type: Assessment
Community leaders, DAs, Frontline Workers Supervisors, Kebele Officials, MIYCN Project Managers, Policy makers, Woreda Officials
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Language: English
Organization: Save the Children
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Nutrition Policy and Governance in Ethiopia: What Difference Does 5 Years Make?

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.

Document Type: Manuscript
Language: English
Organization: Tufts
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Assessment on Modalities of Livestock Support Fund Provision as In-kind or Cash to Support Most Vulnerable Households in Two Pilot Districts

Conducted in the Enarji Enawuga (in Amhara - East Gojjam) and Liben Chiquala (in East Oromia – East Shewa) districts - the assessment evaluated in-kind provision and cash transfer for agricultural inputs (livestock) to determine which modality is best. 

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods
Document Type: Assessment
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Organization: Save the Children, Land O'Lakes

Post-Distribution Assessment Report

Following Growth through Nutrition's provision of agricultural inputs for 28,000 vulnerable households, the project conducted a Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) Assessment among Year III beneficiaries who received agricultural inputs to understand the effectiveness of livelihood support, appropriateness of the targeting and distribution process, and bottlenecks or shortcomings related to agricultural input distribution. This report details the assessment findings. 

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods
Document Type: Assessment
Agriculture Extension Workers
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Organization: Save the Children

Success Story - Empowered Health Extension Worker Atsede transforms a health facility

When Atsede Seifu first joined the Tekeze Health Post in Welkait Wereda as a Health Extention Worker, she was highly affected by “that intensive sadness and worry of seeing children suffer from malnutrition despite the availability of different food items in their hands or at home.” With this motivation, she set about implementing quality improvement models supported by Growth through Nutrition following her on-the-job training - improving the organized records of the facility's services.

Thematic Areas: IR3. Increasing Utilization of Quality Nutrition Services, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors
Document Type: Success Story
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Language: English
Organization: Save the Children, Tufts

Report Summary - Social Behavior Change Communication, Virtual Facilitator Study

The attached document is a summary of the report on a quasi-experimental study Tufts University conducted to evaluate the added value of virtual facilitator as an SBCC approaches to improve IYCF, women diet diversity, women empowerment and WASH practices of Enhance Community Conversation participants in selected project intervention woredas in Amhara  (Basoliben Woreda) and Oromia  (Becho and Girar Jarso

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors, Learning Agenda, Monitoring and Evaluation
Document Type: Report
Agriculture Extension Workers, Frontline Workers Supervisors, Other, Policy makers
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Organization: Save the Children, Tufts

Success Story - A Family Saved from Dismantling

In a powerful testament to the force of knowledge and empowerment, mother-of-six, Workinesh Teka, details how with support from Growth through Nutrition, she transformed her family from a nutritionally vulnerable household to a thriving family unit, and how her children now consume a diversified diet of vegetables and animal products. She learned negotiation skills, and in doing so, built a stronger relationship with her husband, keeping the family from breaking apart. 

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods, IR2. Promoting Optimal Nutrition, WASH, and Agriculture Behaviors, Cross-cutting Issues
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Organization: Save the Children

Success Story - Two Birds with One Stone

This success story highlights how the Were Babu Magna Farmer's Training Center took advantage of resources provided by Growth through Nutrition to enhance their pond irrigation system and distribute inputs to the local community and other Farmer's Training Centers. The center has also played a vital role in the area diffusing nutrition-sensitive practices through training and cooking demonstration. 

Thematic Areas: IR1. Increasing access to diverse, safe and quality foods
Document Type: Success Story
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Organization: Save the Children, Tufts

7th Project Research and Learning Working Group Meeting Summary notes and Presentations

On February 28, 2020 - Tufts University, a Growth through Nutrition implementing partner, brought together over 40 participants from different nutrition projects to present and discuss two inter-related gender topics. The documents are an outline of the major findings and points shared and the presentations covered during the learning session.

Thematic Areas: Gender equality and women's empowerment
Document Type: Other
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Language: English
Organization: Save the Children, Tufts, Other
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