The new World Bank report “All Hands on Deck” reviews multisectoral approaches to reduce stunting in 33 African countries. It finds the greatest reductions in stunting are associated with increases in access to three underlying drivers of nutrition: (1) food security, (2) health, and (3) water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The report findings are intended to stimulate and provide a blueprint for further analytic work to help design more effective multisectoral interventions on stunting at the country level in Africa South of the Sahara.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- Analysis by IFPRI and Cornell researchers finds a strong association between consumption of animal-sourced foods and child growth.
- The HarvestPlus 2017 Annual Report summarizes accomplishments in developing and disseminating biofortified crops last year.
- The African Green Revolution Forum 2018 will take place September 5–8 in Kigali, Rwanda, with a focus on enabling new pathways to turn smallholders into sustainable agribusinesses.