Research Priorities on the Relationship Between Wasting and Stunting

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

wasting and stunting

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?


Why was it conducted at all?

Wasting and stunting are global public health problems that frequently co-exist. However, they are usually separated in terms of policy, guidance, programming and financing. Though both wasting and stunting are manifestations of undernutrition caused by disease and poor diet, there are critical gaps in our understanding of the physiological relationship between them, and how interventions for one may affect the other.

What was the objective?

to establish research priorities in the relationships between wasting and stunting to guide future research investments

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 10 research questions

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?

CHNRI approach

How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: participants nominated research questions. Step 2: data processing: questions refined, resulting in list of 30 questions. Step 3: participants were asked to score each research question along seven criteria

Which stakeholders took part?

Stakeholders with extensive experience in research and programming for wasting and stunting and expertise with different perspectives from a range of academic institutions, UN bodies, donors and NGOs. 25 stakeholders participated in collecting research questions and 18 participated in the priority setting exercise itself.

How were stakeholders recruited?

No information provided.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.