Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
REFANI organized the 'Research Uptake in a Humanitarian Context: Insights on Designing and Implementing a Research Uptake Strategy' panel discussion on February 2, hosted by DFID, in London, UK. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions of the panel.
REFANI organized a panel on February 2, 2016, hosted by DFID in London, UK. This is a recording of the discussion.
Nigeria is ranked as the third country with the highest absolute number of children less than five years of age in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition. In 2012, the nutritional anthropometric survey conducted in Yobe State, indicated global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of 14.5% and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rates of 3.1%. In February 2011, Action Against Hunger began supporting a sustainable approach to integration of community– based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) for SAM in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Yobe State, Nigeria.
In many refugee contexts, maternal undernutrition and sub-optimal IYCF practices contribute to the burden of acute malnutrition. In 2011, UNHCR and partners renewed effort to support maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) in established and new Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya where GAM and maternal anemia was prevalent and feeding practices sub-optimal. Led by Action Against Hunger, the initiative developed a common results framework and communication model with nutrition and health services and allied sectors such as WASH and livelihoods.
This case study introduces tests completed in the province of Sindh in Southern Pakistan on improved cooking stoves known as Chulli. The Chulli enables water treatment through the use of a water heating mechanism.
This case study shares the experience of Action Against Hunger in Pakistan to look for solutions to help women address their individual needs for defecation and menstruation.
Replicating The Sanitation Marketing Model of The Low Cost ‘‘Easy Latrine’’ In Sindh Province, PakistanJanuary, 2016
This case study documents the introduction by Action Against Hunger of the sanitation marketing of Easy Latrines in Southern Pakistan and explains its adaptation to the local context, introducing very encouraging initial results with the demand and offer both growing within months after the introduction of the concept.
A research uptake strategy (RUS) is currently being implemented by the REFANI project, which includes all the activities that facilitate the use of REFANI results by decision-makers in both policy and practice.
The REFANI partners have identified a number of evidence gaps within their comprehensive literature review. In short, the review finds that, although complicated, given that the impact pathways of cash transfer programmes (CTPs) are numerous and contextspecific, a greater understanding of how (i.e. the mechanisms through which) these transfers work is necessary.
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.