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Improving the nutrition status of children and women

This issue of id21 Insights asks why undernutrition is not a higher priority for donors, and considers topics including the need for greater donor investment, nutrition for mothers and children, and what can be done to accelerate progress against undernutrition. Andy Sumner, Johanna Lindstrom and Lawrence Haddad analyse why is undernutrition not a higher priority for donors. David Mepham, David Sanders and John Mason look at the types of nutrition intervention, with a focus on cash transfer programmes. Nicolas Alipui focuses on the public-private sector partnerships and sucessful experiences in accelerating reductions in child undernutrition. Barbara MacDonald looks at new initiatives that bring together public, private and civil society organisations. Ricardo Uauy focuses on the challenges for international nutrition organisations. He highlights the lack of leadership, strategy, resource mobilisation and connection with country priorities as areas in need of major improvement.

 ID21 Insights, IDS - July 2008

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