Combining intensive counseling by frontline workers with a nationwide mass media campaign has large differential impacts on complementary feeding practices but not on child growth: results of a cluster-randomized evaluation (Menon P., 2016. J of Nutr)
Complementary feeding (CF) contributes to child growth and development, but few CF programs are delivered at scale. Alive & Thrive (A&T) addressed this in Bangladesh through intensified interpersonal counseling (IPC), mass media (MM), and community mobilization (CM).
Impact of COVID-19 on household food insecurity and interlinkages with child feeding practices and coping strategies in Uttar Pradesh, India: a longitudinal community-based study (Nguyen, P.H., 2021. BMJ Open)
The COVID-19 pandemic has profound negative impacts on people’s lives, but little is known on its effect on household food insecurity (HFI) in poor setting resources.
Understanding Implementation and Improving Nutrition Interventions: Barriers and Facilitators of Using Data Strategically to Inform the Implementation of Maternal Nutrition in Uttar Pradesh, India (Young, M., 2021. Current Developments in Nutrition)
Interviews were conducted to identify barriers and facilitators to the collection of data and the use of data for decision-making to strengthen maternal nutrition interventions in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Assessing the Economic Feasibility of Assuring Nutritionally Adequate Diets for Vulnerable Populations in Uttar Pradesh, India: Findings from a “Cost of the Diet” Analysis (Kachwaha, S., 2020. Current Developments in Nutrition)
This study conducted surveys in Uttar Pradesh, India, to examine food prices and consumption patterns.
Can complex programs be sustained? A mixed methods sustainability evaluation of a national infant and young child feeding program in Bangladesh and Vietnam (Moucheraud, C., 2020. BMC Public Health)
This study evaluates the sustainability of activities introduced during A&T implementation (2009–2014) in Bangladesh and Vietnam, revealing that multiple activities, such as mass media campaigns, policy and advocacy activities, and social mobilization activities were integral to the program’s
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.