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.
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
Willingness to pay for lipid based nutritional supplements for young children in four urban sites of Ethiopia (Segrè, J., 2016. Maternal & Child Nutrition)
The goal of this project was to assess the willingness of parents and caregivers of children under the age of 5 to purchase a lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) for their children on a weekly basis.