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.
Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in Ethiopia and Zambia and their association with child nutrition: analysis of demographic and health survey data
Data from the 2005 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) and the 2007 Zambia Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS) were analyzed to examine the association between recommended IYCF indicators and nutritional status among children 0-23 months of age in Ethiopia and Zambia.
Maternal behavioural determinants and livestock ownership are associated with animal source food consumption among young children during fasting in rural Ethiopia (Kim SS., 2018. Maternal Child Nutrition)
In Ethiopia, religious fasting often involves abstaining from animal source foods. Although children are exempt from fasting, their diets are influenced by the widespread fasting practices.
Improving infant and young child feeding practices at scale: Alive & Thrive approach and results in Ethiopia - 2009-2017
Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in decreasing child mortality and reducing the prevalence of stunting in the last decade. Between 2000 and 2016, the prevalence of stunting declined from 58 percent to 38 percent.