What Works? A Review of the Efficacy and Effectiveness of Nutrition Interventions
Improving nutrition in developing countries is both humanitarian and an economic imperative. Yet, the lack of a systematic evaluation of what works and what does not hampers the progress that has been made.
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This review of the nutrition science and program literature will help ADB and other development partners in selecting nutrition interventions either as stand-alone activities or components in integrated social welfare programs. The paper emphasizes what works and why.
This publication covers various issues, including
- discussion on micronutrient deficiencies - Vitamin A, iodine, and anemia;
- ways to avert low birth weight;
- measures to and improve maternal nutrition, child growth, and cognitive development;
- comprehensive review of the efficacy and effectiveness of supplementation and fortification trials;
- impact of food-based approaches to improve maternal and child nutrition; and
- recommendations on a core program of proven efficacy and effectiveness and a level of investment in operations to improve evidence-based nutrition programming.
- Executive Summary
- Preventing Low Birthweight
- Improving Child Growth
- Preventing and Treating Anemia
- Preventing and Treating Iodine Deficiency
- Preventing and Treating Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD)
- Effectiveness of Large Scale Interventions
- Prioritizing Options