An article in Nature maps estimates of child growth failure indicators—stunting, wasting, and undernutrition—from 2000 to 2017 across 105 low- and middle-income countries at various administrative levels. There were remarkable declines over the study period, but many countries remain far from the ambitious WHO 2025 Global Nutrition Targets.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020 presents the major risks the world will be facing including severe climate threats, economic confrontations, and domestic political polarization.
- An impact evaluation of a program in Burundi intended to improve mother and child health and nutrition showed that it improved household food consumption and food security, maternal dietary diversity, and infant and young child feeding practices.
- The Micronutrient Forum and IFPRI are co-organizing a policy seminar on the changing challenges of hidden hunger on February 3 in Washington, DC.