Journal article

Learning how programs achieve their impact: Embedding theory-driven process evaluation and other program learning mechanisms in Alive & Thrive (Rawat, R., 2013. Food and Nutrition Bulletin)

04 Sep 13
Author(s)Rahul Rawat, Phuong H. Nguyen, Disha Ali, Kuntal Saha, Silvia Alayon, Sunny S. Kim, Marie Ruel, Purnima Menon
Topic(s): Breastfeeding, Complementary feeding, Research
Location: Bangladesh, East Asia Pacific, Ethiopia
Language(s): English
Audience: Program designers and implementers
Programs: Strategic use of data

This article was part of a special supplement in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin on the Alive & Thrive (A&T) project. Traditionally, impact evaluations have focused primarily on answering what impact programs or interventions have, with less attention to how or why impacts are achieved, or not achieved.The Alive & Thrive initiative, a 6-year program that aims to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices and reduce stunting in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, has a specific objective to generate learning on how to achieve and replicate Alive & Thrive’s impact.