Key policy actions are urgently needed to end hunger and malnutrition. Efforts must focus on improving diet quality for all according to an article in the BMJ. The authors—including experts from Tufts University, the EAT Forum, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation—call on policy makers to implement evidence based, […]
Data have never been more mainstream and accessible. At the same time, the world has never confronted as many urgent challenges to ending hunger and malnutrition–urbanization, climate change, persistent conflicts, growing inequality, and more. In many developing countries, however, the capacity to analyze complex datasets is limited, which stifles the government’s capacity to make the […]
Recognizing the critical role of knowledge and innovation to rapidly end hunger, undernutrition, and poverty, IFPRI and the Governance Innovation Unit (GIU) of the Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh signed an agreement on October 4 to create a Compact2025 Knowledge and Innovation Hub (K&I Hub) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is one of Compact2025’s focal countries, committed […]
Success in ending hunger and undernutrition depends on country-owned and country-led strategies and investments. On October 4, 2017, the International Food Policy Research Institute organized two events in Dhaka, Bangladesh, bringing together stakeholders to discuss the critical poverty, hunger, and malnutrition issues that the country faces and chart a path forward to accelerate progress.
The Bangladesh National Nutrition Council, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, approved the Second National Plan of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025 that was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders. Its goal is to improve the nutritional status of all citizens and reduce all forms of malnutrition, with a focus on children, adolescent girls, pregnant women […]