Alive & Thrive's implementation research spans its program areas, seeking to answer "how" to implement effective interventions and policies. Active studies are detailed in the attached documents.
Advocacy for infant and young child feeding: Strategy updates in selected countries in the ASEAN region and beyond
Strategic and well-coordinated advocacy is essential to improve nutrition at scale. Recent efforts in countries throughout Southeast Asia have generated regional momentum and resulted in stronger nutrition policies and programs.
Engaging the private sector to improve access to fortified complementary foods: Moving from the “if” to the “how”
Examines private sector engagement in improving access to fortified complementary foods for children 6‒24 months of age.
Summarizes Alive & Thrive’s experience in engaging the private sector to increase supply, demand, and use of fortified complementary foods and products.
Provides the rationale for support groups, describes their design and implementation in Viet Nam, and summarizes lessons learned.
Presents the methodology and results of using linear programming to determine whether micronutrient needs could be met using only unfortified local foods in three countries, explores options for meeting these needs that includes fortified products, and compares the costs of the various scenarios.