REFANI: Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact

REFANI: Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact

02 October 2015

REFANI is a three year research project funded by UK aid and the European Commission (ECHO). The REFANI Consortium is comprised of Action Against Hunger, Concern Worldwide, the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) and the University College London (UCL).

Mother and child receiving nutritional assistance. Photo: ACF-Mali, L. Grosjean. Used with permission.

Caption: Mother and child receiving nutritional assistance. Photo: ACF-Mali, L. Grosjean.

The project aims to strengthen the evidence base on the nutritional impact and cost effectiveness of cash- and voucher-based food assistance programmes. It also aims to identify the mechanisms through which this effectiveness is achieved.

REFANI’s primary research questions will be investigated under the auspices of three nutritional impact studies in Pakistan, Niger, and Somalia.

In tandem with the nutritional effectiveness research, REFANI’s cost-effectiveness analysis will provide critical value for impact evidence. For more details on the research framework, country studies and cost-effectiveness analysis, please see the REFANI Implementation Update.

Finally, REFANI convenes a multi-stakeholder Nutrition Research Steering Committee (NRSC) comprised of external experts and intended to enhance the quality of REFANI outputs and maximize the impact of the research on policy and practice.

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Mother and child receiving nutritional assistance. Photo: ACF-Mali, L. Grosjean. Used with permission.

REFANI: Research on Food Assistance for Nutritional Impact

Find out more about this three year research project examining the nutritional impact and cost effectiveness of cash- and voucher-based food assistance programmes.