On December 6th, SISN was delighted to host a live webinar with guest speakers Dr Andrea Warren and Dr Ed Frongillo from the University of South Carolina. The webinar entitled “Learning About Needs of and Challenges Faced by Program Workers and Recipients” presented a case study of observational implementation research (IR) for food-assistance programs in the United States and programs for infants and young child feeding in Kenya and India. During the presentation, Andrea shared their experiences, described methods, findings, and implications for programming and for conducting future IR. She described observational IR as “combining different methods to respond to different questions (usually of a broad scope) with the intention of informing a broader ongoing strategy”.
Attendees were keen to ask their questions during the 20-minute Q&A session, moderated by Dr Rasmi Avula, Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at IFPRI.
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