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Duration of Programme Exposure is Associated with Improved Outcomes in Nutrition and Health: The Case for Longer Project Cycles from Intervention Experience in Rural Nepal

A 4-year longitudinal investigation reveals that a Heifer International intervention in Nepal was associated with significantly improved child anthropometry (related to the duration of intervention exposure) and child health. Heifer promotes livestock introduction and related training for community development and poverty alleviation. The study concludes that Heifer activities represent a viable nutrition-sensitive intervention, but these impacts take time to manifest and be sustained.

Miller, L.C., et al. Journal of Development Effectiveness (September 2016). pp. 1-19.