An evaluation of a nutrition- and gender-sensitive agriculture program in Burkina Faso found that improvements in women's empowerment in the domains of spousal communication, purchasing decisions, healthcare decisions, and family planning decisions contributed to the program's impact on reducing child wasting. These findings provide the first evidence from a randomized controlled trial that women's empowerment is a pathway by which a nutrition-sensitive program can improve child wasting.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- A new initiative launched by GAIN—Nutrition Connect—aims to harness public-private engagement to drive investment, action, and impact to make nutritious and safe foods the norm.
- A review of the SDG 2 targets and indicators finds they are not universally applicable and proposes a revised set of indicators to better reflect the target of Zero Hunger.
- Marie Ruel, Director of IFPRI’s Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, received the Kellogg Prize for Lifetime Achievements in International Nutrition at the American Society for Nutrition conference.