Publications

Action Against Hunger South Sudan, T.Frank
Action Against Hunger South Sudan, T.Frank

Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.

Recent Publications

Formative Research for Assisting Behavior Change: A Practical Guide For Field Workers

March, 2018

Behavior change is an inherent part of most humanitarian and development interventions. To improve health outcomes or contribute to nutrition security, most of the time, it is necessary to influence people's behaviors.  This guide is designed for field practitioners designing and implementing projects that assist behavior change.

Nigeria: Effectiveness And Sustainability Of Community-led Total Sanitation

February, 2018

From 2012 to 2016, Action Against Hunger worked with local authorities to trigger 138 communities in Yobe State, Northern Nigeria, using the Community-Led Total Sanitation methodology. The objective of this approach is to empower the community to realize the negative impacts of open defecation on health and wellbeing, and thus mobilize itself to eliminate open defecation and improve sanitation with limited external intervention. Mid-2017, Action Against Hunger conducted a review of the communities to draw lessons from the effectiveness and sustainability of the...

Summary Report - Strategies for Maximising Nutritional Impact in West Africa

June, 2017

Summary on the REFANI-hosted event, Strategies for Maximising Nutritional Imapct in West Africa, held on 5 April 2017 in Dakar, Senegal. 

Summary Report - Current Evidence on Improving Nutrition in Pakistan

June, 2017

Summary on the REFANI-hosted event, Current Evidence on Improving Nutrition in Pakistan, held on 28 February - 1 March in Islamabad, Pakistan. 

REFANI Pakistan Country Study

May, 2017

The REFANI Pakistan study was a cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different cash transfer programmes on child nutrition status (ISRCTN 10761532). Led by ENN and Action Against Hunger, the Pakistan study aligned with on-going implementation of the Action Against Hunger Women and children/infants Improved Nutrition in Sindh (WINS) programme in Dadu District, Sindh Province, funded by the European Union.

Health System Strengthening: From Diagnosis to Planning

March, 2017

The Health System Strengthening from diagnosis to planning Guide provides an overview of the approach and describes eleven steps covering the preparation and planning processes. The diagnosis aims at creating a common vision, and identifying the weaknesses and strengths of the health system. The planning phase aims to build synergy between actors, by defining solutions and activities to be implemented to strengthen the health system, and enhance its resilience. Guidance and tools are provided for each step.

CASE STUDY: NUTRITION RESILIENCE: PARTICIPATORY ANALYSIS AND PLANNING

January, 2017

High undernutrition rates and important disaster risks are common in humanitarian area of operation. Undernutrition causes, either structural or shock related, are complex and require in-depth, contextbased analysis. To foster this necessary analysis, joining nutrition and resilience, Action Against Hunger Cambodia mission has piloted an analysis package built around the notion of nutrition resilience.

CASE STUDY: UTILIZING THE PORRIDGE MUM APPROACH IN RAPID ONSET EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

January, 2017

The Porridge Mum approach employed by Action Against Hunger in Borno State, Nigeria, provides a platform for women to come together, learn and discuss issues related to improved child caring and feeding practices. Porridge Mum groups ensure that children under five and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) receive one supplementary nutritious meal per day.

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Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.