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.
Nutrition intervention using behavioral change communication without additional material inputs increased expenditures on key food groups in Bangladesh (Warren AM., 2020. Journal of Nutrition)
This article demonstrated that recipients in the Phase I intensive intervention, which provided interpersonal counseling, community mobilization, and mass media campaigns, mobilized additional resources to improve diets.
A Double Edged Sword? Improvements in Economic Conditions over a Decade in India Led to Declines in Undernutrition as Well as Increases in Overweight among Adolescents and Women (Young M., 2019. Journal of Nutrition)
This study examined the national and state trends for BMI in women and identified determinants for the dual burden of undernutrition and overweight/obesity among adolescent girl and women.
Dietary diversity predicts the adequacy of micronutrient intake in pregnant adolescent girls and women in Bangladesh, but use of the 5-group cutoff poorly identifies individuals with inadequate intake (Nguyen PH., 2018. Journal of Nutrition)
The Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDD-W) indicator based on a 10-food group women dietary diversity score (WDDS-10) has been validated to assess dietary quality in nonpregnant women.