Research does not always provide the results that we expect. At the recent conference on improving nutrition in Ethiopia, Together for Nutrition 2015, we learnt about the rapid progress in Ethiopia in child nutritional outcomes that are linked to improved birth size and, hence, improved maternal health. However, most of the improvement in maternal health seems related to better sanitation, rather than to diet, care, or health factors.
The Ethiopia Stategy Support Program (ESSP) is supported by USAID and the UK Department for International Development.
Headey, Derek D. 2015. Nutrition in Ethiopia: An emerging success story? ESSP II Research Note 40. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). http://ebrary.ifpri.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15738coll2/id/129266