In the last two decades, Brazil has reached a level of development thanks to many successful public policies aiming to eradicate hunger, promote , rural development and strengthen family farming, which have made the country a reference in the region, arousing great interest of the international community, particularly in Latin American, the Caribbean and African countries.
As mandated by the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan and Audit Act of Bhutan 2006, the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) carried out the Performance Audit of School Feeding Programme (SFP). The overall objective of the audit was to ascertain the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the management of school feeding with a specific focus on nutrition.
This study examines the efficacy of Bangladesh’s Maternity Allowance Program (MAP), a monthly cash transfer to rural mothers for the promotion of maternal health. Using primary data, the analysis assesses the impact of the MAP on its four objectives: increasing breastfeeding rates, increasing maternity service uptake, enhancing nutrition, and promoting safe infant upbringing. The quantitative component of the study uses propensity score matching.
Equal participation of man and woman in all aspects of life including employment, education and health is one of the important pre-condition of maximizing social welfare. In the globalized era, it is necessary to involve women into the mainstreaming process of the state and society through ensuring women’s rights, empowerment and working friendly environment towards establishment of progressive society.
A recent strand of aid programming aims to develop household assets by removing the stresses associated with meeting basic nutritional needs. In this paper, we posit that such programmes can also boost nutrition in recipient households by encouraging further investment in diet. To test this hypothesis, we study the World Food Programme’s “Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO)” in Niger, a conflict-affected, low income country with a high share of malnourishment.
There is considerable global evidence on the effectiveness of cash transfers in improving health and nutrition outcomes; however, the evidence from South Asia, particularly India, is limited. In the context of India where more than a third of children are undernourished, and where there is considerable under-utilization of health and nutrition interventions, it is opportune to investigate the impact of cash transfer programs on the use of interventions.