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DMEO Conversation Series

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Session 1 PDF

Topic:

Joint Rapid Needs Assessment in Odisha, India - A Detailed Analysis of Food and Nutrition Sector during COVID-19

Speakers:

Mr. Eric Kenefick, Deputy Country Director, WFP India and Ms. Divya Tiwari, Deputy Head – Evidence & Results Unit, WFP India

Date:

28th August 2020

Description:

The World Food Programme (WFP) along with the Inter-Agency Group (IAG) Odisha and other partners conducted a Joint Rapid Needs Assessment survey in Odisha. The assessment aimed at generating evidence that can be utilized to inform policy and programmatic action on the issues of food security and nutrition. In the webinar, speakers discussed the findings from the assessment, articulate impact of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition, and support in designing short and medium-term responses for the most vulnerable groups.

Weblink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Kvn_fLeT4&t=598s

Session 2 PDF

Topic:

Implementation Research Gap Map on Nutrition Interventions in India

Speakers:

Ms. Stuti Tripathi, Evaluation Specialist, 3ie and Ms. Pooja Sengupta, Senior Research Associate, 3ie

Date:

29th October 2020

Description:

The webinar provided an overview of the findings from the implementation research on nutrition-specific interventions in India conducted by 3ie in partnership with IFPRI. As a part of the study, the systematic search for relevant literature was carried out across a range of databases, and was supplemented by hand searching websites of organisations that have an impressive body of work on nutrition in India and globally. Speakers also presented a gap map, which is one of the outcomes of the research and is a visual, interactive tool for governments and key development partners in the field of nutrition to understand where evidence exists and gaps persist. The map displays existing evidence on nutrition-specific interventions targeted at women and children in the 1000-day window (from a woman’s pregnancy to a child’s second birthday) across a range of implementation outcomes.

Weblink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEBFkTJYTPw&t=1013s