Action Against Hunger works on both technical and policy research.
Technical research is fundamental to turn our operations into cutting edge responses in addressing malnutrition. Action Against Hunger carries out studies, learning and applied research projects to find innovative solutions to the ongoing changing nutrition needs. We believe that focused, well planned and professionally implemented operational research in nutrition and health, food security and livelihoods, as well as water, sanitation and hygiene, can actively contribute to improved programmes, policy and procedures.
Action Against Hunger has strong links with experts from the scientific research community, private sector, research institutes and universities.
Action Against Hungerís scientific research is coordinated by an International Scientific Committee (ISC). The Action Against Hunger ISC is a high level steering group composed of academic experts in health, water and agriculture. The ISC meets regularly and advises the organisation on current approaches to operational research and the feasibility of proposed studies.
Policy research is dedicated to the reflection, positioning and analysis of the causes, responsibilities and responses to malnutrition and food crises. Due to our unique mandate and expertise, our policy research brings together information and field based research from ACF and a variety of players and organisations (Civil Society Organisations, academic institutions, donors, and sector experts). Our policy research work provides critical insight and analysis, enabling the formulation of informed policy and advocacy positions.
Our findings and recommendations are used to inform and influence humanitarian practices and policies, enabling Action Against Hunger to enhance its own capacities, fine-tune programme effectiveness and influence external stakeholders.