This impact assessment team formed at the SPIA matchmaking in Nairobi 2022. At the webinar they will present progress made on their study.

Abstract: Malnutrition is pervasive in Uganda, with about 30% of children experiencing stunted growth. This has been linked to a lack of knowledge on the relevance of good nutrition as well as social norms limiting the availability of certain foods for vulnerable members. These challenges are most prevalent in the consumption of ASFs. In this study, we implement gender-differentiated interventions aimed at improving nutritional outcomes of children and mothers. First, we provide information on nutrition knowledge for women (T0). Then, we implement a similar information campaign, but for men (T1). This is relevant given that men control most of the household resources. Lastly, we implement an intervention that goes beyond the provision of knowledge and seeks to change behaviors regarding ASF consumption (T2). This project will test impacts of T1 and T2 relative to the baseline treatment through a clustered randomized controlled trial.