Rice Farmer Near Hoi An/Photo: J.Hodur for A4NH
Under way since September 2017, Stories of Change Vietnam aims to understand the history, contemporary treatment, and future of nutrition in Vietnam, including policy and practice pertaining to both undernutrition and overweight/obesity. The research uses quantitative methods to explore trends in nutrition outcomes and drivers, and qualitative approaches to analyze trends in 'enabling environments' for nutrition.
So far, the initial analysis of interviews is complete, and we are in the process of combining insights with the information we have on changes in food and nutrition policy; portrayal of nutrition issues in the media; decomposition analysis of drivers of stunting change; and re-analysis of secondary data to tell our stories. The stories comprise the following:
Hanoi market/Photo: J.Hodur for A4NH
Throughout these stories we are looking at the Vietnamese context in terms of society, business and food; and at governance including government capacity and leadership, development partner roles, and decentralization and service access. Each of these has a bearing on change in nutrition in Vietnam.
Stories of Change Vietnam is being conducted under A4NH Flagship Research Program Four: Supporting Policies, Programs, and Enabling Action through Research (SPEAR). Learn more about Stories of Change work in other countries.