Journal article

Changes in the policy environment for infant and young child feeding in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, and the role of targeted advocacy (Harris, J., 2011. BMC Public Health)

Topic(s): Complementary feeding, Research
Location: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, East Asia Pacific
Language(s): English
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Policy advocacy

To fill a knowledge gap of how potential contribution of targeted advocacy can improve policy environments in low and middle-income countries, this study tracked changes in the policy environment over a four-year period in three countries and examined the role of targeted nutrition and IYCF advocacy strategies. Analysis revealed that while implementation constraints such as financing, capacity, and commitment of systems must be addressed, targeted policy advocacy can catalyze change in national nutrition and IYCF policy environments.