Deadline: 04-Mar-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Texting for Nutrition is an innovative intervention that uses mobile technology to disseminate tailored messages to promote good nutrition practices among parents in rural and urban mostly poor households in Chimborazo, Ecuador. Caregivers of children between the ages of 0-3 registered for the program in the last quarter of 2014. Throughout 2015, registered caregivers received text messages sharing new information and encouraging behavior change along several key areas.
The Texting for Nutrition project is currently on-going and set to conclude in March 2016. The impact evaluation will estimate the effects of the Texting for Nutrition program on (i) knowledge of good health and nutrition practices, (ii) influencing parental behavior (iii) social customs & descriptive norms towards health/nutrition practices for their children and (iv) the nutritional status of the children.
The World Bank Board of Directors will discuss the Ecuador Sustainable Family Farming Modernization Project on Tuesday, July 14. The project involves a total of $128 million, of which $80 million will be provided by the World Bank.
The project development objective is to enhance incomes of small and medium sized farm households by supporting more productive and climate-smart use for land and water.