This report was produced by an Independent Expert Group (IEG) empowered by the Global Nutrition Report Stakeholder Group. The writing was a collective effort by the IEG members, supplemented by additional analysts and writers. They are all listed here: Lawrence Haddad (cochair), International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC; Corinna Hawkes (cochair), independent, UK; Emorn Udomkesmalee (cochair), Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; Endang Achadi, University of Indonesia, Jakarta; Arti Ahuja, Women and Child
Development, Odisha, India; Mohamed Ag Bendech, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome; Komal Bhatia, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK; Zulfiqar Bhutta, University of Toronto, Canada; Monika Blossner, World Health Organization, Geneva; Elaine Borghi, World Health Organization, Geneva; Kamilla Eriksen, MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK; Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; Patrizia Fracassi, Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat, Geneva; Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn, World Health Organization, Geneva; Elizabeth Kimani, African Population and Health Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya; Julia Krasevec, UNICEF, New York, NY; Natasha Ledlie, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC; Yves Martin-Prével, Institut de recherche pour le développement, Marseille, France; Purnima Menon, International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi; Eunice Nago Koukoubou, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin; Holly Newby, UNICEF, New York, NY; Rachel Nugent, University of Washington, Disease Control Priorities Network, Seattle, USA; Stineke Oenema, Interchurch organization for development cooperation (ICCO) Alliance, Utrecht, Netherlands; Leonor Pacheco Santos, University of Brasilia, Brazil; Judith Randel, Development Initiatives, Bristol, UK; Jennifer Requejo, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, World Health Organization, Geneva; Tara Shyam, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK; Boyd Swinburn, University of Auckland, New Zealand. We acknowledge the contributions from IEG member Rafael Flores-Ayala, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.
Although existing research highlights interventions likely to benefit the poor and improve agricultural performance, there is limited knowledge about how to create incentives for individual actors, civil society, and public administrations to actively pursue such policies. This knowledge gap is being addressed by the Strengthening Institutions and Governance (SIG) research area of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). At the heart of this research are efforts to identify what types of institutional, incentive, and accountability structures are most conducive to improving the incomes, food security, and nutrition of the poor in low-income countries.