Announcing New USAID Initiative to Support Agricultural Policy

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Water Development is leading many of the high-level policy reforms that the government of Malawi committed to in 2013 under the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Malawi. The new USAID/Malawi initiative, the New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support: Malawi project (NAPAS:Malawi), will enable staff from the >> Read more

ESSP Newsletter October – December 2014

The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program would like to present its quarterly newsletter for the months October - December 2014.

Challenges to measuring women’s decisionmaking power

There is broad agreement that women's empowerment is an important aspect of addressing the gender gap in agriculture and improving food security and nutrition for the rural poor. Decisionmaking power is seen as fundamental to women's empowerment. Furthermore, women's decisionmaking power is critical to child nutrition, along with nutrition knowledge and access to appropriate foods, because women are usually the caretakers and >> Read more

An Analysis of Trends and Determinants of Child Undernutrition in Ethiopia, 2000‐2011

Child Nutrition

ESSP Working Paper 70. "An analysis of trends and determinants of child undernutrition in Ethiopia, 2000‐2011" by HHeadey, Derek D. Abstract: This report uses two rounds of the Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey (EDHS) to statistically analyze patterns and trends in undernutrition (child growth) in Ethiopia over 2000 to 2011. Ethiopia remains one of the most undernourished populations in >> Read more