LANSA Responsive Window II

Following a very successful and highly competitive Research Call for Proposals under LANSA’s 2nd Responsive Window opportunity in July-August 2015, seven groups of researchers and practitioners were awarded. The initiative was for our Pillar 3 research - aiming to define a suite of interventions in agriculture that have the potential to have positive impacts on nutrition outcomes, especially in women and children.

The grantees were: Action Against Hunger; BRAC Afghanistan; Institute for Financial Management and ResearchUniversity of Heidelberg; University of Queensland; University of Sydney; and Vaagdhara. They were formative and feasibility studies in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, and delivered a body of research on potential interventions in agriculture designed to improve nutrition and health outcomes, especially in women and children.

LANSA received nearly 90 research proposals covering research in Afghanistan (3), Bangladesh (7), India (33) and Pakistan (35), as well as seven bids for multi-country studies.

Earlier in 2015, LANSA had in May-June requested ideas to support the Call via an online consultation hosted by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition and many ideas received here helped to frame the Responsive Window Call. We received a total of 52 exchange-responses with brilliant ideas!

The successful research proposals and resulting research outputs were:

For Afghanistan:

For Bangladesh:

For India:

For Pakistan:

About LANSA Responsive Window opportunity

This facility seeks to engender a wider sense of engagement among national and regional stakeholders in the core challenge of improving the impact of agri-food systems, policies, programmes and interventions on nutrition. 

For more information, contact Sangeetha Rajeesh , Research Uptake Manager for LANSA [email protected]

South Asia Focus

Funded by UK DFID

This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies



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