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Protocol for the cost-consequence and equity impact analyses of a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing three variants of a nutrition-sensitive agricultural extension intervention to improve maternal and child dietary diversity and nutritional sta


To accelerate reductions in undernutrition, nutrition-specific interventions need to be coupled with nutrition-sensitive programmes that tackle the underlying causes of undernutrition. This paper describes the planned economic evaluation of the UPAVAN trial, a four-arm, cluster randomised controlled trial that tests the nutritional and agricultural impacts of an innovative agriculture extension platform of women's groups viewing videos on nutrition-sensitive agriculture practices, coupled with a nutrition-specific behaviour-change intervention of videos on nutrition, and a participatory learning and action approach.

The findings of this economic evaluation will provide useful information for different multisectoral stakeholders involved in the planning and implementation of nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs.

Authors: Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Jolene Skordis, Helen Harris-Fry, Sneha Krishnan, Meghan O'Hearn, Abhinav Kumar, Ronali Pradhan, Naba Kishore Mishra, Avinash Upadhyay, Shibananth Pradhan, Amit Kumar Ojha, Sarah Cunningham, Shibanand Rath, Tom Palmer, Peggy Koniz-Booher, Suneetha Kadiyala

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