Development assistance in the form of food-assisted maternal and child health and nutrition can play an important role in protecting poor families from economic or health shocks in vulnerable countries such as Burundi.
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To maximize the impact such nutritional interventions can have on a child's linear growth, research shows they should target the entire period from conception to a child's second birthday.
Despite the trend toward cash transfers, many countries retain a mix of food assistance programs.
Despite the shift to distribute food aid via cash transfers, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution, a new World Bank report suggests.
There is evidence that cash transfers can save money and reduce the routine theft that plagues food aid programs. But how will they impact nutrition?