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.
This overview paper summarizes and builds on papers from the Stop Stunting Conference of 2014, advocating to focus on child feeding, women's nutrition, and household sanitation as investment areas to prevent child stunting in South Asia.
Achieving behaviour change at scale: Alive & Thrive’s infant and young child feeding programme in Bangladesh (Sanghvi, T., 2016. Maternal & Child Nutrition)
This article details Alive & Thrive’s effective strategies, approaches, and intervention design to scale-up of IYCF interventions in Bangladesh from 2010 to 2014. Keys to scale-up included synergistic partnerships with NGOs, like-minded stakeholders, and donors.
Factors influencing the uptake of a mass media intervention to improve child feeding in Bangladesh (Kim, S., 2018. Maternal & Child Nutrition)
This study aimed to examine the factors influencing the uptake of infant and young child feeding messages promoted in TV spots that were launched and aired nationwide in Bangladesh. Factors associated with TV spot viewing and comprehension (i.e.
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)
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 advoc