Posts tagged Nutrition
Community Development and Livestock Promotion in Rural Nepal: Effects on Child Growth and Health

In a two-year RCT, Miller et al. (2014) evaluated the effects of Heifer Nepal’s SHGs on child health and nutrition in six communities. They found that Heifer’s programming resulted in greater incremental improvement on height-for-age (HAZ) and weight-for-age (WAZ) z-scores for children under five years of age in the intervention group.

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Evaluating Program Impacts on Mature Self Help Groups in India

Deininger and Liu (2012) used two rounds of surveys in 2004 and 2006 to examine the impact of SHGs on 2,517 households in Andhra Pradesh, India. They found that longer exposure to the state government’s District Poverty Initiatives Project (DPIP), which prominently figures SHGs, had a positive impact on nutritional intake, consumption and asset accumulation.

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